Suggested Wordlists



This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.

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Short Definition : shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair

(adj) made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
Synonyms : bright , burnished , shining , shiny
Example Sentence
  • bright silver candlesticks
  • a burnished brass knocker
  • she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
  • rows of shining glasses
  • shiny black patents

(adj) brilliant
Example Sentence
  • set a lustrous example for others to follow
  • lustrous actors of the time

(adj) reflecting light
Synonyms : glistening , glossy , sheeny , shining , shiny
Example Sentence
  • glistening bodies of swimmers
  • the horse's glossy coat
  • lustrous auburn hair
  • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
  • shining white enamel

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lustrous

illustrate -> lustrous : hair illustration after using shampoo
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Short Definition : abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate

(adj) marked by complexity and richness of detail
Synonyms : elaborate
Example Sentence
  • an elaborate lace pattern

(adj) displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
Example Sentence
  • an epicurean banquet
  • enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs
  • Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence
  • a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness

(adj) produced or growing in extreme abundance
Synonyms : exuberant , lush , profuse , riotous
Example Sentence
  • their riotous blooming

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for luxuriant

LuxuriANT : AbundANT (to distinguish it from luxurious)
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LUX soaps are abundant in the market
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Short Definition : take pleasure in great comfort

(verb) become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
Synonyms : wanton

(verb) enjoy to excess
Synonyms : indulge
Example Sentence
  • She indulges in ice cream

(verb) thrive profusely or flourish extensively

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