GRE Word List


self-satisfied; complacent

The meaning of the word smug is self-satisfied; complacent.

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cauterizeburn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
etymologystudy of word parts; study of the origins of words
idyllshort poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
penduloushanging; suspended
coincidencethe chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
favoritismdisplay of partiality toward a favored person
extirpateroot up; uproot; destroy completely
relentbecome less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
appropriateacquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate