GRE Word List

PATHETIC

causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching

The meaning of the word pathetic is causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching.

Random words

WordMeaning
minuteextremely small; CF. minutes: official record of the proceedings at a meeting
daisraised platform for speakers or other important people
pretextexcuse
slackenslow up; loosen; make or become slack
intrudeput or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
dummyimitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
sheafbundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
disembarkdebark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
anomalousabnormal; irregular
assurancefirm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty