GRE Word List

EMBARGO

ban on commerce or other activity

The meaning of the word embargo is ban on commerce or other activity.

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plaitbraid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
consistencyabsence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
suppressput an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
transparentpermitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
treadwalk; trample; N: grooved face of a tire; horizontal part of a step
disaffecteddisloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
ordealsevere trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
coronerpublic official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
satireform of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
behoovebe suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.