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13 terms

Super Hard GRE words 4

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sole meuniere
n. dredge w/ flour, saute in butter; sauce=butter, lemon, parsley
eleemosynary
adj. generous in assistance to the poor
chiropodist
n. foot doctor
cynophobia
n. fear of dogs or rabies
cyn
Greek Root: dog
chimerical
adj. imaginary; fantastical
Circe
n. enchantress who turned Ulysses' men into swine
recondite
adj. difficult to understand; hidden; obscure
epigram
n. brief, witty saying/story/poem (that makes a great point)
mulct
v./n. financial penalty; to swindle or fine
irredentism
n. national policy of reclaiming lost, neighboring lands full of ethnically similar people.
apostasy
n. renunciation of a religion, principle, belief, loyalty
vertiginous
adj. 1) causing dizziness, as from spinning or heights;
2) rotating quickly (earth, eg)