GRE Word List

WISTFUL

sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing

The meaning of the word wistful is sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing.

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touchstonestone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
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seedyrun-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
luminousshining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
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