GRE Word List


loop formed in a rope

The meaning of the word noose is loop formed in a rope.

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sanguineoptimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
piquantpleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
heedlessnot noticing; disregarding
ordinationceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
potiondose (of liquids); liquid dose
industriousdiligent; hard-working; N. industry
dintmeans; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
intractableunruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
scapegoatsomeone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
drollqueer and amusing