GRE Word List

BOURGEOIS

middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions

The meaning of the word bourgeois is middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions.

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WordMeaning
mosaicpicture made of small colorful inlaid tiles; ADJ.
droopbend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
perseverecontinue steadily in spite of difficulties
manifestevident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
ordealsevere trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
nigglespend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
rakeimmoral or dissolute person
lopsidedheavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
wallowroll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
precipitatehurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden