GRE Word List


to deprive of leaves especially prematurely

The meaning of the word defoliate is to deprive of leaves especially prematurely.

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aberrantdeviating from the usual or natural type : atypical
indulgentwilling to allow excessive leniency, generosity, or consideration : indulging or characterized by indulgence
insatiableincapable of being satisfied : quenchless
self-righteousconvinced of one's own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic
alludeto make indirect reference
corrodeto eat away by degrees as if by gnawing
forestallto exclude, hinder, or prevent (something) by prior occupation or measures
protagonistthe principal character in a literary work (such as a drama or story)
fanaticismfanatic outlook or behavior
convexcurved or rounded outward like the exterior of a sphere or circle