GRE Word List

TAUNT

deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.

The meaning of the word taunt is deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N..

Random words

WordMeaning
seditionconduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious
fallaciousfalse; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
elixircure-all; panacea; something invigorating
persistcontinue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
hubrisarrogance; excessive self-conceit
bourgeoismiddle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
turbulencestate of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
xenophobiafear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
urchinmischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
distillrefine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew