GRE Word List
360 English Vocabulary Compilation Words - English for Beginners
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The meaning of the word truculence is aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce.
|exotic||not native; from another part of the world; strange; intriguingly unusual; Ex. exotic flower/dress|
|procurement||obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another|
|coroner||public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes|
|circumscribe||limit; confine; draw a line around|
|loom||appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth|
|hew||cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.|
|rebuke||scold harshly; criticize severely|
|metaphor||implied comparison; CF. simile|
|contrite||penitent; repentant; N. contrition|