GRE Word List

PEON

landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage

The meaning of the word peon is landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage.

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compactagreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
offhandcasual; done without prior thought or preparation
monographscholarly article
feudbitter prolonged quarrel (usually between two peoples or families); V. CF. Romeo and Juliet; CF. feudal, feudalism
expatriateexile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
pathologicalpertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
bromideplatitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
tauntderide or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
urchinmischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
mandatoryobligatory; compulsory; of a mandate