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GRE Word List

RESILIENT

elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)

The meaning of the word resilient is elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune).

Random words

WordMeaning
quailcower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
relevanthaving importance; pertinent; referring to the case in hand; N. relevance, relevancy
militiaarmy composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
scorchsear; N.
predicamentdifficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
unwittingnot knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
guffawboisterous laughter; V.
refectorydining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
coaxpersuade by flattery
sanctionapprove; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance