GRE Word List


waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building

The meaning of the word gargoyle is waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building.

Random words

upbraidreprimand; severely scold
cholerichot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
rarefiedmade less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
seasonableoccurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
outgoingsociable; eager to mix socially with others
squanderwaste; spend foolishly
triflesomething of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
rescindrepeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
unfalteringsteadfast; firm; not changing
stoopbend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying