GRE Word List

PERVERSE

purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity

The meaning of the word perverse is purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity.

Random words

WordMeaning
apertureopening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
stockstandard; kept regularly in stock or supply; typical; routine; common; Ex. stock sizes of paper; Ex. stock excuse/character; N: goods for sale in a shop; OP. unique
valedictorypertaining to farewell; N: farewell address (esp. at graduation exercises)
stoicstoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
shuntmove (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
benignkindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
tribunalcourt of justice
fordplace where a river can be crossed on foot; V.
wiltloose freshness; droop
despottyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism