GRE Word List

PUNY

tiny; weak; insignificant

The meaning of the word puny is tiny; weak; insignificant.

Random words

WordMeaning
incenseenrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
acclaimapplaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
proteanable to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
penanceself-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
millenniumthousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
corpulentvery fat; N. corpulence
porridgesoft food made by boiling oatmeal
braveface courageously; Ex. brave the storm
analogouscomparable; similar
deb\^aclesudden disastrous downfall or defeat; complete disaster