GRE Word List


woman who rules a family or larger social group

The meaning of the word matriarch is woman who rules a family or larger social group.

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optimistperson who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
querulousgiven to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
quiptaunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
obtrudepush (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
plumefeather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke: ΉφΌΈ ±ΈΈ§
parvenuupstart; newly rich person
improprietyimproperness; unsuitableness
embryonicundeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
tawdrycheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry