GRE Word List
360 English Vocabulary Compilation Words - English for Beginners
360 English Vocabulary Compilation ...
The meaning of the word memoir is memoirs; autobiography; biography.
|garish||overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy|
|bait||harass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals|
|ferret||drive or hunt out of hiding; hunt with ferrets; drive out (as from a hiding place); expel; uncover or discover by searching; Ex. ferret out the secret; N. small fierce animal which catches rats and rabbits by going into their holes|
|indecision||irresolution; inability to make up one's mind|
|cozen||cheat; hoodwink; swindle|
|tact||skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence|
|loath||reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.|
|crotchety||(of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion|
|anoint||consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)|
|egoism||excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical|