GRE Word List

AMBIVALENCE

the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions

The meaning of the word ambivalence is the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions.

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WordMeaning
decreeauthoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
titlename (of a book, film, etc.); mark of rank; formal appellation as of rank or office (such as Lord or General); right or claim to possession; championship; Ex. title as head of the family; Ex. title to the estate
docileobedient; easily managed; submissive
adjournsuspend until a later time; move from one place to another
equivocateuse equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
whitsmall amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
pillorypunish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
transparentpermitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
confidenceself-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
reimburserepay; pay back