GRE Word List

PIOUS

devout; religious; N. piety

The meaning of the word pious is devout; religious; N. piety.

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WordMeaning
languishlose animation or strength
taxonomistspecialist in classifying (animals, etc.); CF. taxonomy: science of classification
foistinsert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
parodyhumorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
aversionfirm dislike
archaeologystudy of artifacts and relics of early mankind
procurementobtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
doggeddetermined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
strewspread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
innuendoindirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo