GRE Word List

PUNCTILIOUS

minutely 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

The meaning of the word punctilious is minutely 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.

Random words

WordMeaning
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loiterhang about/around; stand idly about; linger
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travailstrenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
tarrylinger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
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solventsubstance that dissolves another; ADJ: capable of dissolving another substance
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rumblemake or move with a deep rolling sound (as thunder or stomach)
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