GRE Word List

DETERRENT

serving to discourage, prevent, or inhibit : serving to deter

The meaning of the word deterrent is serving to discourage, prevent, or inhibit : serving to deter.

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WordMeaning
distinctivemarking as separate or different : serving to distinguish
nefariousflagrantly wicked or impious : evil
litotesunderstatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary (as in "not a bad singer" or "not unhappy")
inimicalbeing adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
equivocateto use equivocal language especially with intent to deceive
misapprehensionto apprehend wrongly : misunderstand
primpto dress, adorn, or arrange in a careful or finicky manner
blushoutward appearance : view
scrutinizeto examine closely and minutely
loutto bow in respect