GRE Word List

FOUL

very bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul

The meaning of the word foul is very bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul.

Random words

WordMeaning
transgressionviolation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
scintillatrace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
stragglestray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
spatialrelating to space
centurionRoman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
impassablenot able to be traveled or crossed
loutclumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
hirelingone who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
cruxessential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
denouncecondemn; criticize; N. denunciation