GRE Word List

HOAX

trick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V.

The meaning of the word hoax is trick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V..

Random words

WordMeaning
falsifymake (something written) false by changing
stokestir up a fire or furnace; feed plentifully
galleonlarge three-masted sailing ship
tapervery thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
materialismpreoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
timorousfearful; timid; demonstrating fear
profounddeep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
bravadoswagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
iridescentexhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
loiterhang about/around; stand idly about; linger