GRE Word List

PREDICAMENT

difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma

The meaning of the word predicament is difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma.

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WordMeaning
barristercounselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
reekemit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench
diminutionlessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
moltenmelted; Ex. molten lava
mimicryimitation
dioramalife-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
spatsquabble; minor dispute; minor quarrel
encroachmentgradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
gawkstare foolishly; look in open-mouthed awe
complianceconformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply