Free GRE Test: Vocabulary Exercises: Adjective

adj. mangy
using or knowing more than one language
having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap
relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

adv. gingerly
without error; accurately
adcrookedly; slanted; at an angle
at a great height
cautiously; carefully

v. check
attach or become attached to a stem word
verify; examine
put into a bad mood or into bad humour
make amends for; atone

n. nadir
the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; poilu
the time between two reigns, governments, etc.

n. hatch
any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
informal terms for a (young) woman; skirt; chick; bird
a person who is not very bright; stupe; dullard; pudding head; pudden-head; poor fish; pillock
an opening in a wall or floor

adj. pathological
not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam; pagan
involving or constituting a cause
of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows; conventual
of the study of diseases; sickly

n. discrimination
a sudden jarring impact; shock
the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals; dross

adj. lachrymose
coming at a subsequent time or stage; posterior
showing sorrow; tearful; weeping
given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments
impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; inexorable; intransigent

n. balker
partly lighted area around any shadow
farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
an obsolete firearm with a long barrel; hackbut; hagbut
a person who refuses to comply; noncompliant

n. momism
excessive protection; overshielding
act of inventing possible reasons for an action that are not based on the true reasons
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage; crawler; lackey; ass-kisser