GRE Word List

SCRUPLE

hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience

The meaning of the word scruple is hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience.

Random words

WordMeaning
blasphemyirreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
artisana manually skilled worker
abject(of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
respitetime for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
contestdispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
chanttune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
exemplifyshow by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
finerybeautiful clothes for a special occasion
sultry(of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
insubordinationdisobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate