GRE Word List


playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully

The meaning of the word jest is playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully.

Random words

litotesunderstatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
disbanddissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
illusionmisleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
porousfull of pores; like a sieve
relegateput into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
factiousinclined to form factions; causing dissension
solitudestate of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
asepticpreventing infection; having a cleansing effect
monochromatichaving only one color