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GRE Word List

EUPHEMISM

mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic

The meaning of the word euphemism is mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic.

Random words

WordMeaning
dioramalife-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
atheisticdenying the existence of God; N. atheism
consonantharmonious; in agreement; N.
partialincomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
doloroussorrowful; N. dolor
tumultcommotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
quaintodd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
truculenceaggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
caricaturedistortion; burlesque
mordantbiting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit