GRE Word List

CANTANKEROUS

ill-humored; irritable

The meaning of the word cantankerous is ill-humored; irritable.

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catechismbook for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
sparsenot thick; thinly scattered; scanty
intoxicatemake drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
synthesiscombining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
deputizework or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
renttear made by rending; rip; split
inexorablerelentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
irreparablenot able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
verityquality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
orientget one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate