GRE Word List
Essential English Words with Meaning and Sentences #1
Essential English Words with Meanin...
The meaning of the word vigil is keeping watch (during normal sleeping hours); Ex. all-night vigil.
|circumvent||outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around|
|obtuse||blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding|
|herpetologist||one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians|
|scrupulous||conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker|
|prolixity||tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse|
|rustic||pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person|
|dogmatic||opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal|
|warrant||justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee|