GRE Word List


joking or jesting often inappropriately : waggish

The meaning of the word facetious is joking or jesting often inappropriately : waggish.

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antecedentsa substantive word, phrase, or clause whose denotation is referred to by a pronoun that typically follows the substantive (such as John in "Mary saw John and called to him")
caucusa closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy
quibbleto evade the point of an argument by caviling about words
atoneto make amends : to provide or serve as reparation or compensation for something bad or unwelcome
invocationthe act or process of petitioning for help or support
irreconcilableimpossible to reconcile
perspicuityplain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation
putativecommonly accepted or supposed
brindledhaving obscure dark streaks or flecks on a usually gray or tawny ground