GRE Word List

DOWDY

untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman

The meaning of the word dowdy is untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman.

Random words

WordMeaning
exemplifyshow by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
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expansive(of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
tensilecapable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber
pretextexcuse
ancillaryserving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
humanemarked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
deviousroundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
interloperintruder; one who interferes
convolutedcoiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain