GRE Word List

YEN

strong desire; longing; urge; Ex. yen for travel

The meaning of the word yen is strong desire; longing; urge; Ex. yen for travel.

Random words

WordMeaning
penanceself-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
berserkmad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
sardonicscornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
deciduousfalling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
effacerub out; remove the surface of
scintillatrace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
distraughtupset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
provocativearousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
dapperneat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
supercilioushaughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium