GRE Word List


perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right

The meaning of the word stickler is perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right.

Random words

startmove suddenly or involuntarily; Ex. start at the sight of a snake
tendentiouspromoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
renegadedeserter; traitor; ADJ.
facetsmall plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
betrothbecome engaged to marry
punctiliousminutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
foiblesmall weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
ravagedevastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
acneskin disease (on the face)
animadversioncritical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval