GRE Word List


ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)

The meaning of the word epaulet is ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.).

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grumblecomplain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
sanctimoniousdisplaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
goadurge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
tenetdoctrine; dogma
abstinencerestraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
compellingoverpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
rakeimmoral or dissolute person
laymanman who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
citequote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record
pseudonympen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous