GRE Word List

PETTY

trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded

The meaning of the word petty is trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded.

Random words

WordMeaning
grouchbad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble
odiousarousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
phoenixsymbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
detainkeep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
dabblework at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
inordinatebeyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
skimpprovide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
capacitymental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
partisanone-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
barefacedshameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie