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GRE Word List

MADRIGAL

pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments

The meaning of the word madrigal is pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments.

Random words

WordMeaning
dilemmasituation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
badgerpester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
tantamountequivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
abdicaterenounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
altruisticunselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
stipendpay for services
nuanceshade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
irateangry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
riptear or be torn quickly and violently; Ex. The sail ripped under the force of the wind; N.
atheisticdenying the existence of God; N. atheism

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