GRE Word List
The meaning of the word curfew is regulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew.
|toss||throw lightly; move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion; flip (a coin) to decide something|
|cloying||distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess|
|jostle||shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds|
|blanch||bleach; whiten; make white or pale|
|construe||explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue|
|chafe||warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.|