GRE Word List


shrink back as if in fear; cower

The meaning of the word cringe is shrink back as if in fear; cower.

Random words

epigramwitty thought or saying, usually short
blithegay; joyous
babblechatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
quandarydilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
atypicalnot normal; not typical
reekemit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench
intolerantnot willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
tintslight degree of color; V: give a tint to
jingoistextremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism