GRE Word List


stubbornly resisting control : balky

The meaning of the word restive is stubbornly resisting control : balky.

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quotidianoccurring every day
perspicuityplain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation
digressionthe act or an instance of leaving the main subject in an extended written or verbal expression of thought : the act or an instance of digressing in a discourse or other usually organized literary work
alchemya medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
terseusing few words : devoid of superfluity
abstemiousmarked by restraint especially in the eating of food or drinking of alcohol
effeminatehaving feminine qualities untypical of a man : not manly in appearance or manner
civilof or relating to citizens
maneuvera military or naval movement