GRE Word List


sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy

The meaning of the word soporific is sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy.

Random words

urchinmischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
tantalizetease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
passivenot active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
tranquillitycalmness; peace
contortionstwistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
abnegationrenunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
germinatecause to sprout; sprout
appalldismay; shock deeply
ficklechangeable (in affections or friendship); faithless