GRE Word List

SPECIOUS

seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)

The meaning of the word specious is seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally).

Random words

WordMeaning
paucityscarcity; dearth
uniformitysameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
apogeehighest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
emblazonornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
intimidatefrighten; N. intimidation
spasmodicfitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
embracehug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
superfluousexcessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
guiseoutward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
amputatecut off part of body; prune (a limb)