GRE Word List


shrink back as if in fear; cower

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

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bombasticpompous; using inflated language
solubleable to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
fancyimagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
insensibleunconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
tacitunderstood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
inequityunfairness; ADJ. inequitable
retractwithdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
carrionrotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
commonplaceordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
flutedhaving vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column