Flashcards in GRE Vocabulary (DMK) 2 Deck (21)
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit.
"he was frank about his corporeal appetites"
having a body.
"a corporeal God"
synonyms: bodily, fleshly, carnal, corporal, somatic, human, mortal, earthly, physical, material, tangible, concrete, real, actual, this-worldly
"they tried to bring Satan into corporeal existence"
overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style.
"a histrionic outburst"
synonyms: melodramatic, theatrical, dramatic, exaggerated, stagy, actorly, showy, affected, artificial, overacted, overdone; More
exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention.
"discussions around the issue have been based as much in histrionics as in history"
synonyms: dramatics, theatrics, tantrums; More
relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.
"a rowdy, picaresque "guys being guys" movie"
showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence.
"a timorous voice"
Heterodoxy in a religious sense means "any opinions or doctrines at variance with an official or orthodox position". Under this definition, heterodoxy is similar to unorthodoxy, while the adjective "heterodox" could be applied to a dissident.
full of danger or uncertainty; precarious.
"the parlous state of the economy"
synonyms: bad, dire, dreadful, awful, terrible, grave, serious, desperate, precarious; More
accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
"these children have been inured to violence"
synonyms: harden, toughen, season, temper, condition; More
(of words or the person speaking them) fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow.
"she was careful not to let the answer sound too glib"
synonyms: slick, pat, fast-talking, smooth-talking
Speak or write in detail about.
‘she expatiated on working-class novelists’
feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction : BOREDOM
harsh criticism or censure.
"his films and the critical opprobrium they have generated"
the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.
"he was known for his wit, erudition, and teaching skills"
synonyms: knowledge, scholarship, learning, intelligence, intellect; More
(typically of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.
"the vaccine has proved both efficacious and safe"
synonyms: effective, effectual, successful, productive, constructive, potent; More
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
"his imperious demands"
synonyms: peremptory, high-handed, commanding, imperial, overbearing, overweening, domineering, authoritarian, dictatorial, autocratic, authoritative, lordly, assertive, bossy, arrogant, haughty, presumptuous; More
a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisoned and exposed to public abuse.
"offenders were put in the pillory"
put (someone) in the pillory.
attack or ridicule publicly.
"he found himself pilloried by members of his own party"
synonyms: attack, criticize, censure, condemn, denigrate, lambaste, savage, stigmatize, denounce; More
To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel. Hatred unto the truth did always falsely report and calumniate all godly men's doings. Strype. Syn. -- To asperse; slander; defame; vilify; traduce; belie; bespatter; blacken; libel.
the essence of something.
"a book that he considered contained the pith of all his work"
synonyms: essence, main point, fundamentals, heart, substance, nub, core, quintessence, crux, gist, meat, kernel, marrow, burden; informalnitty-gritty
"the pith of the argument"
something regarded as worthless; rubbish.
"there are bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross"
synonyms: rubbish, junk; More
foreign matter, dregs, or mineral waste, in particular scum formed on the surface of molten meta
make a military observation of (a region).
"they reconnoitered the beach some weeks before the landing"
synonyms: survey, make a reconnaissance of, explore; More