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GRE Word List

COAX

persuade by flattery

The meaning of the word coax is persuade by flattery.

Random words

WordMeaning
prodigalwasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
anachronisman error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
disabusecorrect a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
spry(esp. of older people) vigorously active; nimble
proxyauthorized agent; authority to act for another
subterfugestratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
incongruitylack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
matineedramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
profligatewasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
sinecurewell-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif