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GRE Word List

IMPEDIMENT

hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment

The meaning of the word impediment is hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment.

Random words

WordMeaning
noveltysomething new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
quadrupedfour-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
dirgefuneral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
malaiseuneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
masonone who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
turncoattraitor
opuswork (esp. musical composition); Ex. magnum opus: masterpiece; CF. opera
scapegoatsomeone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
grandiloquent(of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
bowdlerizeexpurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler