GRE Word List

SCAPEGOAT

someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat

The meaning of the word scapegoat is someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat.

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WordMeaning
scowlfrown angrily; N: angry frown
materialismpreoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
importunebeg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
spartanwithout attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
preceptpractical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
listtilt (as of a ship); lean over (to one side)
genreparticular variety of art or literature
incubatehatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
onusburden; responsibility