GRE Word List

DISPEL

scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

The meaning of the word dispel is scatter; drive away; cause to vanish.

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WordMeaning
rationalefundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
versatilehaving many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions; N. versatility
stoopbend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
pedestalsupport or base as for a pillar or statue
thermalpertaining to heat; producing heat; warm; Ex. thermal bath; N: rising current of warm air
obstetricianphysician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
seedyrun-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
defectiondesertion
odiousarousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
antiquemade in an earlier period and usu. valuable; N: object that was made in an earlier period and that is rare or valuable