GRE Word List

FANATICISM

excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic

The meaning of the word fanaticism is excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic.

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contortionstwistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
inauguratebegin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
bastionstronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
dowdyuntidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
decantpour off gently (wine or liquid)
dementedinsane
regattaboat or yacht race
shiftchange position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
rectifyset right; correct; CF. rect-: right
presumptuousgoing beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties