GRE Word List


unfortunate accident

The meaning of the word mishap is unfortunate accident.

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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
mendaciouslying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity