GRE Word List

SHAMBLES

(place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.

The meaning of the word shambles is (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles..

Random words

WordMeaning
estimable(of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
warrantedjustified; authorized
pert(esp. of a girl or young woman) impertinent; forward; trim; jaunty; Ex. pert young miss/hat
contentiousquarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
ragamuffindirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
fulsomedisgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
tenaciousholding fast (as to a belief); persistent
rejoinderreply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
loftroom or space under the roof; attic
misdemeanorminor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing