GRE Word List

PARASITE

animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside

The meaning of the word parasite is animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside.

Random words

WordMeaning
pulchritudebeauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous
serendipitygift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
retortquick sharp reply; V.
pomposityself-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
outlandishbizzare; peculiar; unconventional
amendcorrect; change ; generally for the better
vigilantwatchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
discrepancylack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
unseemlyunbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
discordconflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)