GRE Word List

COWER

shrink quivering as from fear; cringe

The meaning of the word cower is shrink quivering as from fear; cringe.

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putrefymake or become putrid; N. putrefaction
basecontemptible; morally bad; inferior in value or quality; Ex. base motives/conduct; Ex. base metal such as iron
sybaritelover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
thespianpertaining to drama; N: actor or actress
hideousrepulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
helmsteering wheel of a ship; position of control
prophylacticused to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
eroticpertaining to passionate love or sexual love
provisionact of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
volublefluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility