GRE Word List

DEMURE

(of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure

The meaning of the word demure is (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure.

Random words

WordMeaning
rusetrick to deceive; stratagem
outskirtsfringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
bedragglewet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
misdemeanorminor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
willfulwilful; intentional; headstrong
dismisseliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
stragglestray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
oracularof an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
apathylack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
disinclinationunwillingness