GRE Word List

GADFLY

animal-biting fly; irritating person

The meaning of the word gadfly is animal-biting fly; irritating person.

Random words

WordMeaning
embroiderdecorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
environenclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
scavengehunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
fractiousunruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
charycautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
feinttrick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
amnestypardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
desperadoreckless, desperate outlaw
ironicexpressing irony; occurring in an unexpected and contrary manner
brochurepamphlet