GRE Word List

TESTY

irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered; N. testiness

The meaning of the word testy is irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered; N. testiness.

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WordMeaning
fractiousunruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
ovoidegg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
placeboharmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
collationa light meal; collating
quenchassuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
premeditateplan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
stereotypeone regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
waggishhumorous; mischievous; tricky
contagioninfection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
ascertainfind out for certain; make certain