GRE Word List

PEDANTIC

bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry

The meaning of the word pedantic is bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry.

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WordMeaning
adventarrival
slough(of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
embargoban on commerce or other activity
quintessencepurest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
smotherkill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
synthesiscombining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
limboregion near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
conformistperson who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
citequote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record
corrugatedwrinkled; ridged