GRE Word List


ill luck

The meaning of the word mischance is ill luck.

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swipehit with a sweeping motion; N.
impassivewithout feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
obituarydeath notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
lopsidedheavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
blareloud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
poignancyquality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
piebaldof different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
cogtooth projecting from a wheel
ebb(of the tide) recede; lessen; diminish; N. OP. flow: rise of tide
hideskin of an animal