GRE Word List

SHIRK

avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger

The meaning of the word shirk is avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger.

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ampleenough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
siftput through a sieve to separate fine from coarse particles; sort or examine carefully
raptengrossed; absorbed; enchanted; Ex. rapt listener
elysianrelating to paradise; blissful
somnolenthalf asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
gluttonsomeone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
callusarea of thick hard skin
pushydisagreeably aggressive
motesmall speck (esp. of dust)
liaisoncontact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection