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GRE Word List

DEFLECT

turn aside; turn away from a straight course

The meaning of the word deflect is turn aside; turn away from a straight course.

Random words

WordMeaning
homespundomestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
ingrateungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
advocacysupport; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
aquilinecurved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
fabricatebuild; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
consignsend to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
hedonistone who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
brawnhuman muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
flusterconfuse; make nervous and confused; N.
amnesialoss of memory