GRE Word List


cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry

The meaning of the word tawdry is cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry.

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culvertartificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
braggartboaster; bragger
effervescenceinner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
contextwritings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
deadpanwooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
propagateincrease in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
embezzlementtaking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
dazzlemake blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
anodynedrug that relieves pain or trouble; ΑψΕλΑ¦; opiate; ADJ. Ex. anodyne statement