GRE Word List

REACTIONARY

strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical

The meaning of the word reactionary is strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical.

Random words

WordMeaning
passivenot active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
reaperone who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
chaoticin utter disorder
extolpraise very highly; glorify
arrogancepride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
earthyunrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
venisonmeat of a deer; CF. cow: beef; CF. pig: pork, ham, bacon; CF. calf: veal; CF. sheep: mutton; CF. lamb: lamb
torquetwisting force; force producing rotation
transcendentalgoing beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
granarystorehouse for grain