GRE Word List

TAINT

contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch

The meaning of the word taint is contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch.

Random words

WordMeaning
vendettablood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
fuss:trouble or worry over trifles; make nervous; pay too much attention to; N: needless concern or worry (about a trivial thing); anxious nervous condition; display of attention; Ex. make a fuss over the baby
nutritiousproviding nourishment
execrablevery bad; detestable
natationswimming
serratedhaving a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
handsomelarge in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
modicumlimited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
peripateticwalking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
staminapower of endurance; strength; staying power