GRE Word List

PIQUANT

pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help

The meaning of the word piquant is pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help.

Random words

WordMeaning
cursorycasual; hastily done with little attention to detail
satyrhalf-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
depredationplundering; destruction
ghastlyhorrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
pitfallhidden danger; concealed trap
besetharass or trouble from all directions; hem in
fitfulspasmodic; intermittent; irregular
somnambulistsleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
collectedcomposed; calm; self-possessed
verityquality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities