GRE Word List

HACKLES

hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise

The meaning of the word hackles is hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise.

Random words

WordMeaning
succumbyield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
conceitvanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
extrapolationprojection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
hoardstockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
extirpateroot up; uproot; destroy completely
lassitudelanguor; weariness; listlessness
idlenot working; not employed or busy; lazy; without purpose; useless; lacking substance; baseless; not based on truth; Ex. idle worker; Ex. talk idly; V.
wreakinflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
animosityactive enmity
disdaintreat with scorn or contempt