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GRE Word List


absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous

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

Random words

incandescentstrikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
offensiveattacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
exemplaryserving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
lionizetreat (a person) as a celebrity
impostureassuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
metamorphosischange of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
quaintodd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
breadthwidth; extent
adagewise saying; proverb
preeminentoutstanding; superior