GRE Word List


excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)

The meaning of the word hypercritical is excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities).

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fallow(of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
capriciousunpredictable; fickle
shacklechain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
tantamountequivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
obstreperousboisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
airyof air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
maceceremonial staff used as a symbol of authority; clublike medieval weapon
stultifymake stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
glazecover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery