GRE Word List
360 English Vocabulary Compilation Words - English for Beginners
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The meaning of the word smattering is slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German.
|levy||impose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax); Ex. levy a tax on tobacco|
|cadet||student at a military school|
|ramshackle||(of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart|
|irate||angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath|
|polemic||attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy|
|court||attempt to gain; seek; woo; risk; behave so as to invite; attempt to gain the favor of by attention; Ex. court disaster|
|wrinkle||small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.|
|temperament||characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress|
|cynical||skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness|
|enmity||ill will; hatred; hostility|