GRE Word List

LITOTES

understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''

The meaning of the word litotes is understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''.

Random words

WordMeaning
wholesomeconducive to mental or physical health; healthful
fiendevil spirit; devil
abatesubside or moderate
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
incompatibleinharmonious; N. incompatibility
credulitybelief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete; ADJ. credulous
nimblequick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
physiologicalpertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
overblowninflated; exaggerated
hindsightunderstanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened