GRE Word List

GRUFF

rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse

The meaning of the word gruff is rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse.

Random words

WordMeaning
exposepublic revelation of something discreditable
nutrientnourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
concuragree; coincide; happen at the same time
jestplayful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
importunebeg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
encirclesurround
impregnableinvulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
indeterminateuncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
incidentevent; event that causes a crisis
laxcareless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service