GRE Word List


wrong or improper name; incorrect designation

The meaning of the word misnomer is wrong or improper name; incorrect designation.

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graduatedarranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
chastendiscipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
meterarrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
railcomplain bitterly; scold; rant; Ex. the weaker railing against injustices
plumefeather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke: ΉφΌΈ ±ΈΈ§
cadencerhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
fiascototal failure; CF. bottle
abjurerenounce upon oath
honesharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
elevationelevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house