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GRE Word List


joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous

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

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memorialsomething, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
consolelessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
pinchsqueeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
endearmentfond word or act; expression of affection
acclaimapplaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
gildcover with a thin layer of gold
statutelaw enacted by the legislature
aversereluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
psychopathicpertaining to mental dearrangement; N. psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder
retarddelay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development