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GRE Word List

QUIRK

sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate

The meaning of the word quirk is sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate.

Random words

WordMeaning
miniaturesmall model; small painting; ADJ: small
chaperonolder person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
outlookpoint of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook
franticwild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
collateexamine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
exultrejoice
run-down(of a place) dilapidated; in a bad condition; (of a person) weak or exhausted
defalcateembezzle
confidanttrusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
narcissistconceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus