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
self-righteoussure of one's own righteousness; moralistic
regalroyal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
primproper to the point of affectation; very precise and formal; exceedingly proper
remonstrateprotest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
mutesilent; without speech; not pronounced; unable to speak; N: one who is incapable of speech; V: soften the sound, color, shade of
punctiliousminutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
sententiouspithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
hoardstockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
reticentinclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
revileattack with abusive language; vilify(slander)