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.

Random words

WordMeaning
garishoverbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
equipoisebalance; balancing force; equilibrium
recesspause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive
polemicattack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
compulsiveresulting from compulsion
paradoxsomething apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
insipidlacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
amendcorrect; change ; generally for the better
inquisitorquestioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
tollsound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals; N: sound of a bell; fixed tax or charge