GRE Word List

NOSTALGIA

homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic

The meaning of the word nostalgia is homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic.

Random words

WordMeaning
sepulchertomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
cunningclever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
quellsuppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
fetishobject believed to have spiritual powers; object of excessive attention or reverence; CF. fetishism
stipplepaint or draw with dots or short strokes
regimemethod of system or government
sophisticatedworldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
loutclumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
unintimatingunfrightening
voyeurPeeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others