GRE Word List

AVERT

to turn away or aside (the eyes, one's gaze, etc.) in avoidance

The meaning of the word avert is to turn away or aside (the eyes, one's gaze, etc.) in avoidance.

Random words

WordMeaning
energizeto make energetic, vigorous, or active
preemptto acquire (something, such as land) by preemption
computeto determine especially by mathematical means
parvenuone that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it
retinuea group of retainers or attendants
orientto direct (something, such as a book or film) toward the interests of a particular group
elaborateplanned or carried out with great care
propitiateto gain or regain the favor or goodwill of : appease
unctionthe act of anointing as a rite of consecration or healing
assentto agree to or approve of something (such as an idea or suggestion) especially after thoughtful consideration : concur