GRE Word List


holding fast (as to a belief); persistent

The meaning of the word tenacious is holding fast (as to a belief); persistent.

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temperatemoderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
conglomeratecorporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
sparsenot thick; thinly scattered; scanty
cavalcadeprocession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
bilioussuffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
tutelageguardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
hedonistone who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
felicitous(of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
raspymaking a harsh noise; grating; harsh