GRE Word List

STAID

serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony

The meaning of the word staid is serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony.

Random words

WordMeaning
primaryfirst in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
insuperableinsurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
descrycatch sight of (something distant)
consanguinitykinship; relationship by birth
gerontocracygovernment ruled by old people
penumbrapartial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
perpetratecommit an offense; do (something wrong)
tranquillitycalmness; peace
idyllshort poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
accommodateoblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging