GRE Word List

DISHEARTEN

discourage

The meaning of the word dishearten is discourage.

Random words

WordMeaning
advocatespeak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
intermittentperiodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
thrallslave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
fetehonor at a festival; celebrate or honor with a feast; N. (outdoor) festival or feast; CF. feast
misapprehensionerror; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
offensiveattacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
dignitaryperson of high rank or position
shufflemix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
altruisticunselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
nostalgiahomesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic