GRE Word List


questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition

The meaning of the word inquisitor is questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition.

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nemesissomeone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
undulatingmoving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
flailbeat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
temperamentcharacteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
penumbrapartial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
ironicexpressing irony; occurring in an unexpected and contrary manner
miscellaneousmade up of a variety of parts
prodigiousenormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
sensuousgiving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
petulanttouchy; peevish; ill-tempered