GRE Word List

GUILE

deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile

The meaning of the word guile is deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile.

Random words

WordMeaning
calloushardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
belateddelayed
afterlifelife after death; later part of one's life
martialwarlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law
volatilechangeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
urchinmischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
profounddeep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
acerbitybitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
luxuriantabundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
verisimilarhaving the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible