GRE Word List

PASSIVE

not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance

The meaning of the word passive is not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance.

Random words

WordMeaning
aspirantseeker after position or status
pensivedreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
perpetualeverlasting
healthypossessing good health; healthful
withholdrefuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
tantamountequivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
effusionpouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
confidanttrusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
surmiseguess; N.
elegypoem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac