GRE Word List


conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus

The meaning of the word narcissist is conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus.

Random words

personifyrepresent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
sybaritelover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
ellipsisomission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
virilemanly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
incursiontemporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
inertinactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
askancewith a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
retributiondeserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
dioramalife-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background