GRE Word List


harass or trouble from all directions; hem in

The meaning of the word beset is harass or trouble from all directions; hem in.

Random words

badgerpester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
turbid(of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
confidentialspoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
welterwallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
fancifulwhimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
hydrophobiafear of water; rabies
augustimpressive; majestic
ordealsevere trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
jocularsaid or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
flaystrip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly