GRE Word List

CROTCHETY

(of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion

The meaning of the word crotchety is (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion.

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