GRE Word List

RAGAMUFFIN

dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes

The meaning of the word ragamuffin is dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes.

Random words

WordMeaning
importunebeg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
ideologysystem of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
unexceptionableentirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
climacticrelating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
triviatrifles; unimportant matters
tannerperson who turns animal hides into leather
jingoistextremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
estrangedseparated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
acridbitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
coniferpine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen