GRE Word List

EUPHEMISM

the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant

The meaning of the word euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant.

Random words

WordMeaning
defaultfailure to do something required by duty or law : neglect
contrabandillegal or prohibited traffic in goods : smuggling
inanelacking significance, meaning, or point : silly
terminalleading ultimately to death : fatal
burgeonto send forth new growth (such as buds or branches) : sprout
impendingoccurring or likely to occur soon : upcoming
duressforcible restraint or restriction
canarda false or unfounded report or story
implacablenot placable : not capable of being appeased, significantly changed, or mitigated
hibernateto pass the winter in a torpid or resting state