GRE Word List

MOTLEY

multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)

The meaning of the word motley is multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts).

Random words

WordMeaning
conformityharmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
quibbleminor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
ruthlesspitiless; merciless; cruel
minusculeextremely small
bluffpretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
duressforcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
epiclong heroic poem, novel, or similar work of art (celebrating the feats of a hero); ADJ: (of stories or events) resembling an epic; grand
untenable(of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
underscoreunderline; emphasize
laggardslow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler