GRE Word List

PESTILENTIAL

causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)

The meaning of the word pestilential is causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague).

Random words

WordMeaning
contumaciousstubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
haranguelong, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
dispassionatecalm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
spatsquabble; minor dispute; minor quarrel
stipplepaint or draw with dots or short strokes
potentialexpressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
exertioneffort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
reputablerespectable; having a good reputation
magnitudegreatness (in size or extent); extent
indigenousnative; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World