GRE Word List


wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)

The meaning of the word malfeasance is wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official).

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suffragistadvocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
severityharshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
astigmatismeye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
superannuatedretired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
imminentimpending; near at hand
rivetmetal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
elatedfilled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
hypocriticalpretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
demagogueperson who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery