GRE Word List

VAMPIRE

ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living

The meaning of the word vampire is ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living.

Random words

WordMeaning
salaciouslascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
permeablethat can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
denigrateblacken; defame
actuarialcalculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
scrutinizeexamine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
pulchritudebeauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous
arcadea covered passageway usually lined with shops
virtuosohighly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
domineerrule over tyrannically
runicmysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm