GRE Word List

SPORTIVE

playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike

The meaning of the word sportive is playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike.

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transientstaying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
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regenerationspiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
misogynisthater of woman; CF. misogyny
palliateease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
jingoistextremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
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