GRE Word List

SPOONERISM

a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for sons of toil)

The meaning of the word spoonerism is a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for sons of toil).

Random words

WordMeaning
bastarda child born to parents who are not married to each other
bestowto put to use : apply
noisomenoxious
mutterto utter sounds or words indistinctly or with a low voice and with the lips partly closed
festerto generate pus
flinchto withdraw or shrink from or as if from pain : wince
beguilehoodwink
serratednotched or toothed on the edge
licentiouslacking legal or moral restraints
wringto squeeze or twist especially so as to make dry or to extract moisture or liquid