GRE Word List

MIASMA

swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence

The meaning of the word miasma is swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence.

Random words

WordMeaning
graciouskind in a generous way (to someone less important)
felicitous(of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
migrantchanging its habitat; wandering; Ex. migrant birds/workers; N: one that migrates
unprecedentedhaving no previous example; novel; unparalleled
creepmove with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
rational(of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
unfrockdefrock; strip a priest or minister of church authority
laggardslow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
clichephrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. cliched
pulpitraised platform used in preaching (in a church)