GRE Word List


having womanly traits

The meaning of the word effeminate is having womanly traits.

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turmoilextreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
subpoenawrit(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
puzzlebaffle or confuse by a difficult problem; ponder over a problem in an effort to solve; clarify or solve by reasoning; Ex. puzzle out the answer; N.
batelet down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
polarizesplit into opposite extremes or camps
exceptionableobjectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
occidentthe West
whimsywhim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
spry(esp. of older people) vigorously active; nimble