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GRE Word List

PASTORAL

rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor

The meaning of the word pastoral is rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor.

Random words

WordMeaning
hovelshack; small wretched house
carousaldrunken revel; V. carouse
wavermove or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
defilepollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
exacerbateworsen; aggravate; embitter
obsessiverelated to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
impalpableimperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
martyrone who voluntarily suffers death for his or her religion or cause; great sufferer; Ex. martyr to his rheumatism
blurtutter impulsively from nervousness or excitement
represshold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion