GRE Word List

METHODICAL

systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure

The meaning of the word methodical is systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure.

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WordMeaning
alloymixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
bewitchcast a spell over; captivate completely
badgerpester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
foreshadowgive an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
exploitmake use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
enterprisewillingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
ribaldmarked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
slackenslow up; loosen; make or become slack
perigeepoint of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
materialismpreoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)