GRE Word List

SQUEAMISH

easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.

The meaning of the word squeamish is easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish..

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WordMeaning
ensconcesettle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
tautologicalneedlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
homeostasistendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
rousinglively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
beatitudeblessedness; state of great happiness
raptengrossed; absorbed; enchanted; Ex. rapt listener
pessimismbelief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
subsidydirect financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
manipulateoperate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
untenable(of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained