GRE Word List

PECCADILLO

slight offense or fault; CF. sin

The meaning of the word peccadillo is slight offense or fault; CF. sin.

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WordMeaning
reputedsupposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
analgesiacondition of being unable to feel pain
ordinancedecree; authoritative order
contingentdependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
breachbreaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
providencequality of being provident; divine care; god's care; Providence: god; Ex. It seemed like providence that the doctor happened to be there; ADJ. providential: of divine providence; fortunate
espouseadopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
impregnableinvulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
reactionarystrongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
pillorypunish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.