GRE Word List

FACETIOUS

joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous

The meaning of the word facetious is joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous.

Random words

WordMeaning
mantleloose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers or envelops; the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
augustimpressive; majestic
chicanerytrickery; deception
catastrophecalamity ; disaster
skimread or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
articulateeffective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
appreciatebe thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
fusilladesimultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
confluenceflowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
begrudgeenvy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.