GRE Word List

ILLUSORY

illusive; deceptive; not real

The meaning of the word illusory is illusive; deceptive; not real.

Random words

WordMeaning
reprovecensure; rebuke; N. reproof
retaliaterepay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
elixircure-all; panacea; something invigorating
quashcrush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
nebulousvague; hazy; cloudy; of a nebula; Ex. nebulous proposal
authoritativehaving the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
dispelscatter; drive away; cause to vanish
ampleenough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
exactingextremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
proteanable to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will