GRE Word List


unreal reflection; optical illusion

The meaning of the word mirage is unreal reflection; optical illusion.

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pandemoniumwild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
ludicrouslaughable; ridiculous; trifling
fecundityfertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young
spoilsportone who spoils the pleasure of others
pessimismbelief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
prognosisforecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
exhorturge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
submissivewilling to obey orders; yielding; timid
crescendoincrease in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent