GRE Word List

PETULANT

touchy; peevish; ill-tempered

The meaning of the word petulant is touchy; peevish; ill-tempered.

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WordMeaning
validlogically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
congruentin agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
supersedereplace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
compliantreadily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
provenderdry food for livestock; fodder
propellantsubstance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
unfalteringsteadfast; firm; not changing
placeboharmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
askancewith a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
expiatemake amends for (a sin)