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GRE Word List

PREEN

make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune

The meaning of the word preen is make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune.

Random words

WordMeaning
comprehensivebroad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
ultimatumlast demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
vivaciouslively or animated; sprightly
usurpseize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
pedantscholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
smartintelligent; quick and energetic; fashionable; Ex. smart pace/restaurant; V: cause or feel a sharp pain; N: smarting pain
unequivocalplain; clear; obvious
disfiguremar the appearance of; spoil
meteoriclike a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
distantreserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly