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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waxincrease gradually (as the moon); grow
whinnyneigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
circumspectprudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
animushostile feeling or intent; animosity; hostility; disposition
diffusewordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
angularsharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
respitetime for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
recourseresorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
cajolepersuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
glaciallike a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg