GRE Word List


gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia

The meaning of the word melancholy is gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia.

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decorumpropriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
decorousproper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
backsliderevert (to bad habits); N. reverter
taintcontaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
dispensedistribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
uxoriousexcessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
inquisitiveeager for knowledge; unduly curious
perspicuous(of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
insalubriousunwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
cumulativegrowing by addition; accumulative