GRE Word List

PREPOSTEROUS

absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous

The meaning of the word preposterous is absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous.

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WordMeaning
articulateeffective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
claviclecollarbone
embarkcommence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
nonchalanceindifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
underlyinglying below; fundamental
vacillatewaver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
brandishwave around (a weapon); flourish
idylliccharmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
propensitynatural inclination
cowershrink quivering as from fear; cringe