GRE Word List


delaying; tending to delay

The meaning of the word dilatory is delaying; tending to delay.

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miscreantwretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
juggernautirresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path
throb(of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
melancholygloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
repulsereject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
nuptialrelated to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
pharisaicalpertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
onomatopoeiawords formed in imitation of natural sounds
circumventoutwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
engageattract; employ; hire; pledge oneself; confront; fight; enter into confliction; interlock; lock together; participate; N. engagement: agreement to marry; arrangement to meet someone or to do something; battle