GRE Word List

MALAPROPISM

comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop

The meaning of the word malapropism is comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop.

Random words

WordMeaning
camaraderiegood-fellowship; CF. comrade
hoaxtrick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V.
thwartblock or hinder; baffle; frustrate
incarnationact of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
sullensilently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
incrementincrease
haunt(of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
fakenot genuine; N: one that is not genuine; impostor; sham; V: counterfeit; Ex. fake the results of the experiment/the signature
ewefemale sheep
stintsupply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation; Ex. two-year stint in the army; Ex. without stint