GRE Word List

MISHAP

unfortunate accident

The meaning of the word mishap is unfortunate accident.

Random words

WordMeaning
epicureanbelieving that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
weirdeerie; strange; unnatural
inroadhostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
foreshadowgive an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
paucityscarcity; dearth
distracttake (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
commemorativeremembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
delusivedeceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
turncoattraitor
mendaciouslying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity