GRE Word List

SPASMODIC

fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion

The meaning of the word spasmodic is fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion.

Random words

WordMeaning
maladroitclumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
dignitaryperson of high rank or position
salutarytending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
fawningcourting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
appellationname; title
venalcapable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
corollarynatural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
affinityfeeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
perspicacious(of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
fertileproducing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize