GRE Word List

PURPORTED

alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists

The meaning of the word purported is alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists.

Random words

WordMeaning
nepotismfavoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
plaintiveexpressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
prosceniumpart of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
epitaphinscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
deprecateexpress disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
pestletool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
flaccidflabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
quiescentdormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
onomatopoeiawords formed in imitation of natural sounds
evasivenot frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit