GRE Word List

MASQUERADE

wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise

The meaning of the word masquerade is wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise.

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WordMeaning
responsivenessstate of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
compulsioncompelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
couriermessenger
scuttlesink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
well-bredof good upbringing; well-mannered and refined
tingegive a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy
bolstersupport; reinforce
vignettesmall drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
interbury; N. interment