GRE Word List

SKIRMISH

minor fight; minor battle in war; V.

The meaning of the word skirmish is minor fight; minor battle in war; V..

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WordMeaning
heedpay attention to; N: close attention
sophisticatedworldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
tauntderide or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
bureaucracyoverregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
aegisshield; protection; defense
gerontocracygovernment ruled by old people
sleightdexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
studiousgiven to diligent study
homelynot good-looking; unattractive
discrepancylack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions