GRE Word List

TIMOROUS

fearful; timid; demonstrating fear

The meaning of the word timorous is fearful; timid; demonstrating fear.

Random words

WordMeaning
meretriciousflashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
derisionridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
scabbardcase for a sword blade; sheath
contingentdependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
affirmationpositive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
curfewregulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew
insidioustreacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
variegated(esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
charmake or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion
vertexsummit; highest point; PL. vertices