GRE Word List

SPORADIC

occurring irregularly; intermittent

The meaning of the word sporadic is occurring irregularly; intermittent.

Random words

WordMeaning
cowterrorize; intimidate
rakishjaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
clapstrike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause
glimmershine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
slough(of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
accessoryadditional object; useful but not essential thing
abaselower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
brawnymuscular; having well-developed muscles
procurementobtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
predisposegive an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition