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Glossary of GRE FLASHCARDS (W)

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waffle
speak equivocally about an issue
waft
moved gently by wind or waves
waggish
mischievous; humorous; tricky
waif
homeless child or animal
waive
give up temporarily; yield
wallow
roll in; indulge in; become helpless
wan
having a pale or sickly colour; pallid
wangle
wiggle out; fake
wanton
unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste
warble
sing; babble
warranted
* justified; authorized
warren
tunnels in which rabbits live; crowded conditions in which people live
wary
* very cautious
wastrel
profilgate
wax
increase; grow
waylay
ambush; lie in wait
wean
accustom a baby not to nurse; give up a cherished activity
weather
endure the effects of weather or other forces
welter
wallow
whelp
young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
whet
sharpen; stimulate
whiff
puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); hint
whimsical
* capricious; fanciful
whit
smallest speck
whittle
pare; cut off bits
whorl
ring of leaves around stem; ring
willful
intentional; headstrong
wily
cunning; artful
wince
shrink back; flinch
windfall
fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
winnow
sift; separate good parts from bad
winsome
agreeable; gracious; engaging
wispy
thin; slighy; barely discernible
wistful
vaguely longing; sadly pensive
witless
foolish; idiotic
witticism
witty saying; wisecrack
wizened
withered; shriveled
wont
custom; habitual procedure
wrangle
quarrel; obtain through arguing; herd cattle
wreak
inflict
wrench
pull; strain; twist
wrest
pull away; take by violence
writ
written command issued by a court
writhe
twist in coils; contort in pain
wry
twisted; with a humorous twist

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