GRE Word List

CONTENTION

assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition

The meaning of the word contention is assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition.

Random words

WordMeaning
complacencyself-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
betraybe unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
derisionridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
interrogatequestion closely; cross-examine; cross-question
noveltysomething new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
germinalpertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
auguryomen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
usurylending money at illegal high rates of interest
inchoate(of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
badgerpester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal