GRE Word List

CONTRITE

penitent; repentant; N. contrition

The meaning of the word contrite is penitent; repentant; N. contrition.

Random words

WordMeaning
floweryfull of flowers; full of ornate expressions
expositoryexplanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
circuitclosed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
avocationsecondary or minor occupation
furrowlong shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
embellishadorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
concoctprepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
diversediffering in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
threatsign or warning (of coming danger); Ex. threat of rain; V: express a threat; give warning of (something bad); Ex. The cloud threatens rain.
eroticpertaining to passionate love or sexual love