GRE Word List

COMPUNCTION

remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt

The meaning of the word compunction is remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt.

Random words

WordMeaning
construeexplain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
potentatemonarch; sovereign
slothslow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
gaffesocial blunder
apiaristperson who keeps bees
vendorseller
germinalpertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
surlybad-tempered; rude; cross
insinuatehint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
inundateflood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work