GRE Word List

RUFFIAN

violent scoundrel; bully

The meaning of the word ruffian is violent scoundrel; bully.

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WordMeaning
loftroom or space under the roof; attic
brandtrademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
aversereluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
jadedtired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
betokensignify; indicate; be a sign of
latentpresent but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
neologismnew or newly coined word or phrase
jurisprudencescience of law
morguemortuary; place where bodies are kept before burial or cremation
dispelscatter; drive away; cause to vanish