GRE Word List


long for; yearn; languish from longing or grief; decline

The meaning of the word pine is long for; yearn; languish from longing or grief; decline.

Random words

confoundconfuse; puzzle
exorbitant(of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
infestinhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
abnegationrenunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
enterprisewillingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
tractabledocile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
poignancyquality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
knitcontract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by interwining yarn or thread; Ex. knit the brow; Ex. The bones should knit together in a few weeks.
headstrongwillful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
distantreserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly