GRE Word List

PENCHANT

strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars

The meaning of the word penchant is strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars.

Random words

WordMeaning
couphighly successful action or sudden attack; coup(s) d'etat; CF. coup de gr\^ace: deathblow or shot which kills
impeachcharge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
acneskin disease (on the face)
maraudmove in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
triflesomething of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
carillona set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
motiftheme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
fabricatebuild; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
hardy(of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
exodusdeparture (of a large number of people)