GRE Word List

INTELLIGENTSIA

intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)

The meaning of the word intelligentsia is intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily).

Random words

WordMeaning
indicessigns; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
blundererror; stupid mistake
consecratededicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
egregiousnotorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
championshipposition of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
gawkstare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
furorfrenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
clownact stupidly; play the fool; N.
knitcontract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by interwining yarn or thread; Ex. knit the brow; Ex. The bones should knit together in a few weeks.
rankleirritate; fester; annoy