GRE Word List

PUSILLANIMOUS

cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted

The meaning of the word pusillanimous is cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted.

Random words

WordMeaning
mashcrush into mash; convert into mash; N: mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl
titularof a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
implacableincapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy
pigmentcoloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
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
admonishwarn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
nigglespend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
balkstop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
braggadocioboasting
canterslow gallop; V. CF. trot