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
hutcrude dwelling; shack
revertrelapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
compactagreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
dabblework at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
primalfirst in rank or importance; being first in time; original; Ex. man's primal innocence
gastronomyart and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
habitatnatural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
exploitmake use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
balmysoft and mild (of air); fragrant