GRE Word List

LURID

wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder

The meaning of the word lurid is wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder.

Random words

WordMeaning
oafstupid awkward person; CF. elf
improvisecompose on the spur of the moment
flagrantconspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
shiftchange position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
decollete(of a dress) having a low-cut neckline; CF. decolletage: low neckline (on a dress)
featuredistinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
impartialnot biased; fair; N. impartiality
cynosureobject of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
incongruitylack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
clientelebody of customers