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GRE Word List

MALEDICTION

curse

The meaning of the word malediction is curse.

Random words

WordMeaning
surlybad-tempered; rude; cross
gourmetconnoisseur of food and drink; epicure
pretensionpretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
rapaciousvoracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
invokecall and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
dorsalrelating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
ramifybranch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
adventitiousaccidental; casual; happening by chance
conspiretake part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
transientstaying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient