GRE Word List

INTROSPECTIVE

looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination

The meaning of the word introspective is looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination.

Random words

WordMeaning
incarnateendowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
infantilechildish; infantlike
authoritariansubordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
frescopainting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
robuststrong; vigorous
pyromaniacperson with an insane desire to set things on fire
reciprocatedo or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
smoldersmoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
transitiongoing from one state of action to another
balkstop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate