GRE Word List

CONFIDANT

trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)

The meaning of the word confidant is trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret).

Random words

WordMeaning
harryharass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
collateexamine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
pestilentialcausing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
restraintmoderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
pulmonarypertaining to the lungs
frictionclash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
overbearingbossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
disconsolatehopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
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
soliloquytalking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)