GRE Word List


slander; disgrace; infamy

The meaning of the word obloquy is slander; disgrace; infamy.

Random words

contingentdependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
carnalfleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
shangri-laimaginary remote paradise on earth; CF. Lost Horizon
conceitvanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
captiontitle; chapter heading; text under illustration
monolithicsolidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
vitrioliccausing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
fiascototal failure; CF. bottle