GRE Word List


marked by readiness to take offense on slight provocation

The meaning of the word touchy is marked by readiness to take offense on slight provocation.

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vexto bring trouble, distress, or agitation to
destitutelacking something needed or desirable
masticateto grind or crush (food) with or as if with the teeth : chew
canvassto go through (a district) or go to (persons) in order to solicit orders or political support or to determine opinions or sentiments
piecemealone piece at a time : gradually
terminationend in time or existence : conclusion
scapegoata goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur
chimericalexisting only as the product of unchecked imagination : fantastically visionary (see visionary
pendantsomething suspended: such as
rambleto move aimlessly from place to place