GRE Word List


unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter

The meaning of the word untoward is unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter.

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consonantharmonious; in agreement; N.
solicitousanxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
listlesslacking in spirit or energy; languid
quintessencepurest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
permeablethat can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
flailbeat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
impalpableimperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
ambrosiafood of the gods
candorfrankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
cameoshell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film