GRE Word List

PLAINTIVE

expressive of suffering or woe : melancholy

The meaning of the word plaintive is expressive of suffering or woe : melancholy.

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madrigala medieval short lyrical poem in a strict poetic form
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vyingcontending; to strive for superiority
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testatora person who dies leaving a will or testament in force