GRE Word List


contrary to nature, reason, or common sense : absurd

The meaning of the word preposterous is contrary to nature, reason, or common sense : absurd.

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oligarchygovernment by the few
causticcapable of destroying or eating away by chemical action : corrosive
opaqueblocking the passage of radiant energy and especially light : exhibiting opacity (see opacity
discriminatingmaking a distinction : distinguishing
perjurythe voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath : false swearing
cataracta clouding of the lens of the eye or of its surrounding transparent membrane that obstructs the passage of light
braggarta loud arrogant boaster
encomiasticone that praises : eulogist
knella stroke or sound of a bell especially when rung slowly (as for a death, funeral, or disaster)