GRE Word List

SCURVY

contemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C

The meaning of the word scurvy is contemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C.

Random words

WordMeaning
contortionstwistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
fortuitousaccidental; by chance; N. fortuity
uncouthboorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
asepticpreventing infection; having a cleansing effect
mediumelement that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance through which something else is transmitted
mammalvertebrate animal whose female suckles its young
fallaciousfalse; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
licenseofficial or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
cliquesmall exclusive group of people
unfrockdefrock; strip a priest or minister of church authority