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GRE Word List


stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe

The meaning of the word gawk is stare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe.

Random words

antagonismhostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
pejorative(of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
schismdivision into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
vainfull of self-admiration; conceited; without result; unsuccessful; N. vanity
pilfersteal things of small value; filch; snitch
restiveimpatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
dictumauthoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
amorphousformless; lacking shape or definition
irresoluteuncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
conformistperson who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms