GRE Word List

SYBARITE

lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy

The meaning of the word sybarite is lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy.

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WordMeaning
asunderinto parts; apart; V. sunder
throesviolent anguish
disengageuncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
unassuagedunsatisfied; not soothed
lucrativeprofitable; producing wealth
civilhaving to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
puckergather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
imbrogliocomplicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
discriminatedistinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
perfunctorydone routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss