GRE Word List

RETENTIVE

holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory

The meaning of the word retentive is holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory.

Random words

WordMeaning
bulliongold and silver in the form of bars
chagrinannoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
floutreject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
cantankerousill-humored; irritable
scintillatesparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
abeyancesuspended action
blowhardtalkative boaster; braggart
polyglotspeaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.
flighty(esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
severseparate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position