GRE Word List


having no luck : unfortunate

The meaning of the word hapless is having no luck : unfortunate.

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empathythe action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner
indigencea level of poverty in which real hardship and deprivation are suffered and comforts of life are wholly lacking
hindrancethe state of being interfered with, held back, or slowed down : the state of being hindered
quaya structure built parallel to the bank of a waterway for use as a landing place
slagthe dross or scoria of a metal
homilya usually short sermon
soothsayera person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means : prognosticator
urgeto present, advocate, or demand earnestly or pressingly
incontrovertiblenot open to question : indisputable
vignettea picture (such as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper