GRE Word List

ASKANCE

with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at

The meaning of the word askance is with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at.

Random words

WordMeaning
clientelebody of customers
patoislocal or provincial dialect
fleetfast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
prosperbecome successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
vernalpertaining to spring
wretchmiserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
stentorian(of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
attenuatemake thin; weaken
fomentstir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
averstate confidently; declare as true