GRE Word List

PENSIVE

dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over

The meaning of the word pensive is dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over.

Random words

WordMeaning
mordantbiting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
manifestationoutward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
inimical(of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
rantspeak violently or excitedly; rave; talk excitedly showing anger; scold; make a grandiloquent speech; Ex. The priest ranted about the devil.
inuredaccustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
affrontinsult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
impetuousviolent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
whinnyneigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
ruthlesspitiless; merciless; cruel
morbidgiven to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease