GRE Word List

PESSIMISM

belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic

The meaning of the word pessimism is belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic.

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WordMeaning
exposurerisk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
relentbecome less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
prosperbecome successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
affableeasily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
integrityhonesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
frolicplay and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
unscathedunharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed
verveenthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
impassepredicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
verbatimword for word; in the same words; repeating the actual words exactly