GRE Word List

PYROMANIAC

person with an insane desire to set things on fire

The meaning of the word pyromaniac is person with an insane desire to set things on fire.

Random words

WordMeaning
exclaimcry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
meeksubmissive; patient and long-suffering
tarnishmake or become dull or discolored; N.
insalubriousunwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
plumagefeathers of a bird;
kaleidoscopetube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful
scurrilousabusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
celestialheavenly
constraintrestraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
scurvycontemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C