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.

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WordMeaning
forerunnerpredecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
similecomparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
articulateeffective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
crassvery unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
quarrydig into (to get stone); N: mine; รคผฎภๅ
vigoractive strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
aggrandizemake greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
fancifulwhimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
deciduousfalling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
pacifistone opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes