GRE Word List


a trick that deludes : hoax

The meaning of the word sham is a trick that deludes : hoax.

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adulationextreme or excessive admiration or flattery
blighta disease or injury of plants marked by the formation of lesions, withering, and death of parts (such as leaves and tubers)
submergeto put under water
mustyimpaired by damp or mildew : moldy
badgerany of various burrowing mammals (especially Taxidea taxus and Meles meles) of the weasel family that are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
polaritythe quality or condition inherent in a body that exhibits opposite properties or powers in opposite parts or directions or that exhibits contrasted properties or powers in contrasted parts or directions : the condition of having poles
doggerelloosely styled and irregular in measure especially for burlesque or comic effect
prominentstanding out or projecting beyond a surface or line : protuberant
carpingmarked by or inclined to querulous and often perverse criticism