GRE Word List


minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing

The meaning of the word misdemeanor is minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing.

Random words

protuberanceprotrusion; swelling; bulge
permeablethat can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
pedantscholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
jingoistextremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
preceptpractical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
makeshifttemporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
putrescentbecoming putrid; putrefying
squashcrush; quash; suppress
hemsurround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.