GRE Word List

CONTENTIOUS

likely to cause disagreement or argument

The meaning of the word contentious is likely to cause disagreement or argument.

Random words

WordMeaning
motleyvariegated in color
untowarddifficult to guide, manage, or work with : unruly
embroilto throw into disorder or confusion
probea slender medical instrument used especially for exploration (as of a wound or body cavity)
proteanof or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms
knella stroke or sound of a bell especially when rung slowly (as for a death, funeral, or disaster)
peripherythe perimeter of a circle or other closed curve
fetefestival
dismissto permit or cause to leave
abbreviateto make briefer