GRE Word List

PRUDE

excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety

The meaning of the word prude is excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety.

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amenableobedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
insuperableinsurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
incurbring upon oneself
bristlingrising like bristles; showing irritation
commensurateequal in extent; of the same size
relapsereturn to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
ironyhidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
scruplehesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
embroilthrow into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio