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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
perpetratecommit an offense; do (something wrong)
tributetax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
rileirritate; vex; muddy
diatribebitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
seclusionisolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
couriermessenger
bankheap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V: pile up; protect with a bank; tilt in turning
galewindstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
foolhardyrash; reckless; foolishly daring
uncannystrange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack