GRE Word List


words formed in imitation of natural sounds

The meaning of the word onomatopoeia is words formed in imitation of natural sounds.

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prodpoke (with a pointed object); stir up; urge; goad to action; N: pointed object used to prod; prodding
conciliatoryreconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
exaltraise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
reprobationsevere disapproval; CF. approbation
discountdisregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
judiciaryjudicial branch of government
firebrandpiece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
sultry(of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
querulousgiven to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
haunt(of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented