GRE Word List

PEJORATIVE

(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.

The meaning of the word pejorative is (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them..

Random words

WordMeaning
harryharass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
fictitiousimaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
abaselower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
anomalousabnormal; irregular
hiatusgap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
transientstaying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
anthropoidmanlike; resembling a human being; N.
collaboratework together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
sterileincapable of producing young; free from microorganism; V. sterilize
temerityboldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work