GRE Word List

GRANDIOSE

affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas

The meaning of the word grandiose is affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas.

Random words

WordMeaning
beneficialhelpful; useful; advantageous
prizepry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
blareloud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
cursorycasual; hastily done with little attention to detail
succulentjuicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
casualtyserious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
acidulousslightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
embittermake bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
unwarrantedunjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
nettleirritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome