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GRE Word List

BUCCANEER

pirate

The meaning of the word buccaneer is pirate.

Random words

WordMeaning
somberdark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
constraintrestraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
figmentinvention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
subsistenceexistence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
bruntmain impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
feudbitter prolonged quarrel (usually between two peoples or families); V. CF. Romeo and Juliet; CF. feudal, feudalism
clarionshrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
humanemarked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
refutedisprove; prove to be false; N. refutation