GRE Word List

EMBARGO

an order of a government prohibiting the departure of commercial ships from its ports

The meaning of the word embargo is an order of a government prohibiting the departure of commercial ships from its ports.

Random words

WordMeaning
sundryincluding many things of different kinds : miscellaneous
pecuniaryconsisting of or measured in money
accessoryan object or device that is not essential in itself but adds to the beauty, convenience, or effectiveness of something else
leewayan allowable margin of freedom or variation : tolerance
allegiancethe obligation of a feudal vassal to his liege lord
interregnumthe time during which a throne is vacant between two successive reigns or regimes
insuperableincapable of being surmounted, overcome, passed over, or solved
tendermarked by, responding to, or expressing the softer emotions : fond
conteststrive
shedto rid oneself of temporarily or permanently as superfluous or unwanted