GRE Word List


expressive of suffering or woe : melancholy

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

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elegya poem in elegiac couplets
peripherythe perimeter of a circle or other closed curve
turncoatone who switches to an opposing side or party
hatcha small door or opening (as in an airplane or spaceship)
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