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GRE Word List

MATERIALISM

preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)

The meaning of the word materialism is preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters).

Random words

WordMeaning
imperturbableunshakably calm; placid
perniciousvery harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
lacerationtorn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
compriseinclude; consist of
polemicalaggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
coddletreat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
riftnarrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
almsmoney or goods given to the poor
distinctiveclearly different from others of the same kind
implicitunderstood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust