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Leery GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Leery GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈlɪə.ri/ (adj)


suspicious and wary, guarded, distrustful, apprehensive, chary, skeptical, anxious, doubtful, worried, doubting, cautious, untrusting, hesitant


It’s become more and more difficult to remain vulnerable, trusting, and open to life in this era of uncertainty, global upheaval, divorce, and disrupted family life. Fortunately, many of us have friends and family members we can count on where we can let down our guard, relax, and be ourselves. But sometimes even here, things can get rough.

When everyday stresses intrude into our protected space or an unexpected relationship problem disturbs our calm, we may begin to feel insecure, leery and self-doubting. We may also begin to doubt our friends, loyalty, and trustworthiness. Without realizing it, we may react to these doubts by pulling away from our loved one in subtle ways.




Parts of speech

Noun: leeriness

Adverb: leerily

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

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