GRE Word List

SEAMY

sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life

The meaning of the word seamy is sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life.

Random words

WordMeaning
proprietyfitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
travestycopy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
pathostender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings; Ex. pathos that runs through the novel
dichotomydivision into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
disparagebelittle
withholdrefuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
gloatexpress evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
preternaturalbeyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
jauntycheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
overwroughtnervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done