GRE Word List

QUIBBLE

to evade the point of an argument by caviling about words

The meaning of the word quibble is to evade the point of an argument by caviling about words.

Random words

WordMeaning
incorporealnot corporeal : having no material body or form
slaughterthe act of killing
uniformitythe quality or state of being uniform
tickleto touch (a body part, a person, etc.) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
aloofremoved or distant either physically or emotionally
universalincluding or covering all or a whole collectively or distributively without limit or exception
extraneousexisting on or coming from the outside
stipenda fixed sum of money paid periodically for services or to defray expenses
unseemlynot seemly: such as
pillorya device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the head and hands can be locked