GRE Word List

STYGIAN

unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead

The meaning of the word stygian is unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead.

Random words

WordMeaning
plebiscitedirect vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
tepidlukewarm; slightly warm; ΉΜΑφ±ΩΗΡ; half-hearted; not eager; Ex. tepid reaction to the new film; Ex. tepid supporter
fugitivefleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
wadewalk through a substance, such as water, that impedes movement
amoralnonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
conundrumriddle; difficult problem
duplicitydouble-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
uncannystrange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
giddylight-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
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