GRE Word List

PUNITIVE

punishing; Ex. punitive measures

The meaning of the word punitive is punishing; Ex. punitive measures.

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WordMeaning
captiousfaultfinding; too critical
mangyshabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
mediumelement that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance through which something else is transmitted
maudlineffusively sentimental
rosterlist (of names)
penfenced enclosure for animals; confining space; Ex. sheep pen; V: confine in a pen; enclose
relegateput into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
elixircure-all; panacea; something invigorating
notchV-shaped cut in a surface; V.
scada great quantity; Ex. scads of clothes