GRE Word List


to advise (a person) against something

The meaning of the word dissuade is to advise (a person) against something.

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snivelto run at the nose
blemishto spoil by a flaw
repelto drive back : repulse
neophytea new convert : proselyte
surmountto prevail over : overcome
ulcera break in skin or mucous membrane with loss of surface tissue, disintegration and necrosis of epithelial tissue, and often pus
addictiona compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence : the state of being addicted
magnitudegreat size or extent
conjectureinference formed without proof or sufficient evidence
scintillateto emit sparks : spark