This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
(verb) become putrid; decay with an offensive smell
- organic matter putrefies
Short Definition : becoming putrid; putrefying
(adj) becoming putrid
- a trail lined by putrescent carcasses
Short Definition : decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
(adj) of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
- putrid decomposition
(adj) in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
- horrible like raw and putrid flesh
(adj) morally corrupt or evil
- the putrid atmosphere of the court
Short Definition : baffle or confuse by a difficult problem; ponder over a problem in an effort to solve; clarify or solve by reasoning; Ex. puzzle out the answer; N.
(noun) a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
- he loved to solve chessmate puzzles
- that's a real puzzler
(noun) a game that tests your ingenuity
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
- This beats me!
- Got me--I don't know the answer!
- a vexing problem
- This question really stuck me
(verb) be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide
- We puzzled over her sudden departure
Short Definition : person with an insane desire to set things on fire
(noun) a person with a mania for setting things on fire