GRE Word List

ORTHOGRAPHY

correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics

The meaning of the word orthography is correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics.

Random words

WordMeaning
consequentialself-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
satyrhalf-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
imperiallike an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
sextantnavigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
allureentice; attract; tempt
moratoriumlegal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
prolificproducing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
rehabilitaterestore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
prescienceability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
malcontentperson dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented