GRE Word List


not neat or becoming in appearance : shabby

The meaning of the word dowdy is not neat or becoming in appearance : shabby.

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tithea tenth part of something paid as a voluntary contribution or as a tax especially for the support of a religious establishment
motea small particle : speck
swaythe action or an instance of swaying or of being swayed : an oscillating, fluctuating, or sweeping motion
recoursea turning to someone or something for help or protection
busta sculptured representation of the upper part of the human figure including the head and neck and usually part of the shoulders and breast
calligraphyartistic, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering
plebiscitea vote by which the people of an entire country or district express an opinion for or against a proposal especially on a choice of government or ruler
lucrativeproducing wealth : profitable
catapultan ancient military device for hurling missiles
chaffingthe seed coverings and other debris separated from the seed in threshing grain