GRE Word List


grisly; horrible

The meaning of the word gruesome is grisly; horrible.

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stagnant(of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
spanglesmall shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
enlivenmake lively or spirited; animate
growllow, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
psychiatristdoctor who treats mental diseases
acceleratemove faster
opportunistindividual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
rhapsodyexcessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
evenhandedimpartial; fair
profligatewasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy