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GRE Word List

PEDANT

scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities

The meaning of the word pedant is scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities.

Random words

WordMeaning
denouementfinal outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work; the end of a story when everything is explained
tutelaryprotective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
creedsystem of religious or ethical belief
consistencyabsence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
proteanable to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
emblazonornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
oustexpel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
inchoate(of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
pedestalsupport or base as for a pillar or statue
misadventuremischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure