GRE Word List


quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments

The meaning of the word contentious is quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments.

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vaingloriousboastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
earthyunrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
legislaturelegislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
composuremental calmness
mottobrief statement used to express a principle
donput on; OP. doff
pantomimeacting without dialogue; V.
idiosyncrasyindividual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
droopbend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
denouncecondemn; criticize; N. denunciation