GRE Word List


expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song

The meaning of the word plaintive is expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song.

Random words

turmoilextreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
repastmeal; feast; banquet
hubbubconfused uproar; loud noise; din
affectedartificial; pretended
relevanthaving importance; pertinent; referring to the case in hand; N. relevance, relevancy
respirationbreathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
wizenedshriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
feral(of an animal) not domestic; wild
gratemake a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace