GRE Word List

CONTEST

dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.

The meaning of the word contest is dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N..

Random words

WordMeaning
genteelwell-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
vignettesmall drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene
glazecover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
shearremove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
heedpay attention to; N: close attention
maimmutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
bugaboobugbear; object of baseless terror
moltenmelted; Ex. molten lava
isthmusnarrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
irreparablenot able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair