GRE Word List

PALATIAL

of or suitable for a palace; magnificent

The meaning of the word palatial is of or suitable for a palace; magnificent.

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WordMeaning
compressforce into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
sylvanpertaining to the woods or the country
nigglespend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
misanthropeone who hates mankind; misanthropist
tacitunderstood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
startmove suddenly or involuntarily; Ex. start at the sight of a snake
vulgarof the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
conscientiousscrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
philistinenarrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
punctiliousminutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail