GRE Word List

RIGOR

severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter

The meaning of the word rigor is severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter.

Random words

WordMeaning
harrowingagonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
abridgecondense or shorten
grandioseaffectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
spoilsportone who spoils the pleasure of others
paradoxsomething apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
gregarioussociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
expenditurepayment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
flourishgrow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
hazardventure; put in danger; risk; Ex. hazard a guess; N: possible source of danger
illicitillegal