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GRE Word List


churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person

The meaning of the word curmudgeon is churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person.

Random words

flukeunlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
warrantjustification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
demolitiondestruction; V. demolish
emaciatedthin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
persistcontinue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
disconsolatehopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
petulanttouchy; peevish; ill-tempered
insurgentrebellious; N.
scintillatesparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
deltaflat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river