GRE Word List

HISTRIONIC

theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior

The meaning of the word histrionic is theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior.

Random words

WordMeaning
arid(of land) dry; barren; unproductive
oblivionobscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness
braidplait; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; N: braided segment (as of hair)
pervertcorrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
barrailing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; Ex. prisoner at the bar; V: shut in or out with bars; forbid; exclude; CF. barrister
commandeertake (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
vapidlacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
apotheosiselevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
gentrypeople of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
sylvanpertaining to the woods or the country