GRE Word List

TERSE

concise; abrupt; pithy

The meaning of the word terse is concise; abrupt; pithy.

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WordMeaning
elaborationaddition of details; intricacy
pryinquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying
circumscribelimit; confine; draw a line around
quislingtraitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
argotslang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
intrinsicessential; inherent; built-in
elegypoem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
pervertcorrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
pushydisagreeably aggressive