GRE Word List

NEFARIOUS

very wicked

The meaning of the word nefarious is very wicked.

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executionerperson administering capital punishment
brandtrademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
acerbitybitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
casteone of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
relishenjoy; savor; N: enjoyment; zest
marrowsoft fatty tissue that fills most bone cavities and is the source of blood cells
stockstandard; kept regularly in stock or supply; typical; routine; common; Ex. stock sizes of paper; Ex. stock excuse/character; N: goods for sale in a shop; OP. unique
imperviousimpenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
dominantexercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
reducediminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction