GRE Word List

NADIR

lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith

The meaning of the word nadir is lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith.

Random words

WordMeaning
jadedtired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
sparegive; use; refrain from harming; save from experiencing; exempt; Ex. spare me 5 minutes; Ex. Take this money and spare my life; Ex. The emperor was spared the onus; ADJ: kept in reserve; free for other use; unoccupied; Ex. spare time
aestheticartistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
haplessunfortunate; luckless
inclineslope; slant; Ex. steep incline
catholic(of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
potpourriheterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
disheartendiscourage
searburn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
woegreat sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes