GRE Word List

SHAM

a trick that deludes : hoax

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

Random words

WordMeaning
ingratiateto gain favor or favorable acceptance for by deliberate effort
vituperativeuttering or given to censure : containing or characterized by verbal abuse
expletivea syllable, word, or phrase inserted to fill a vacancy (as in a sentence or a metrical line) without adding to the sense
monotheismthe doctrine or belief that there is but one God
mettlevigor and strength of spirit or temperament (see temperament
flashylacking in substance or flavor : insipid
morosehaving a sullen and gloomy disposition
righteousacting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin
allegorythe expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence
demurto take exception : object