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GRE Word of the Day: 1.27.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 @ 01:14 PM

Deleterious - {adjective}

1. injurious to health: deleterious gases.

2. harmful; injurious: deleterious influences.

Synonyms:

pernicious, hurtful, destructive; noxious.

Antonyms:

beneficial

Example Sentences:

1. Overwork can be deleterious to one's health.

2. Though and improved diet was beneficial, it could not overcome the deleterious effects on the disease.

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