GRE Word List

RESTIVE

impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'

The meaning of the word restive is impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'.

Random words

WordMeaning
impostureassuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
rickety(of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
baitharass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
derideridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
compostmixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
festerrankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
saunterstroll(go for a leisurely walk) slowly; N.
rendergive; deliver; provide; represent in verbal or artistic form; depict; perform; make; translate; Ex. render the song beautifully
malingererone who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
dioramalife-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background