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GRE Word List

DOUR

sullen; gloomy; stubborn

The meaning of the word dour is sullen; gloomy; stubborn.

Random words

WordMeaning
impalepierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
wavermove or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
inundateflood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
implausibleunlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
defergive in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
menacethreat; V: threaten
raspymaking a harsh noise; grating; harsh
wry(esp. of an expression of the face) twisted; with a humorous twist (expressing displeasure)
tyrannyoppression; cruel government; ADJ. tyrannical: of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic; V. tyrannize: treat tyrannically; oppress
relevanthaving importance; pertinent; referring to the case in hand; N. relevance, relevancy