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GRE Word List

FRESCO

painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)

Spring Vocabulary In English

The meaning of the word fresco is painting on wet plaster (usually fresh).

Random words

WordMeaning
nostalgiahomesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
convolutedcoiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
behoovebe suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
sycophantservile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
embroiderdecorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
monographscholarly article
bedragglewet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
pluckcourage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
galewindstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
pathostender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings; Ex. pathos that runs through the novel