GRE Word List

SUPERFLUOUS

excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity

The meaning of the word superfluous is excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity.

Random words

WordMeaning
humilityhumbleness of spirit
siltsediment deposited by running water (at the entrance to a harbor or by a bend in a river)
tiradelong angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
impietyirreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
imperiallike an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
pejorative(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
objectivenot influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
disavowaldenial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim
sybaritelover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
desperadoreckless, desperate outlaw