GRE Word List


to form a circle around : surround

The meaning of the word encircle is to form a circle around : surround.

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comeuppancea deserved rebuke or penalty : deserts
functionaryone who serves in a certain function
naivetea naive remark or action
bluffhaving a broad flattened front
opiatean alkaloid drug (such as morphine or codeine) that contains or is derived from opium, binds to cell receptors primarily of the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract, acts to block pain, induce sedation or sleep, depress respiration, and produce calmness or euphoria, and is associated with physiological tolerance (see tolerance
visagethe face, countenance, or appearance of a person or sometimes an animal
sherbeta cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit juice
animusa usually prejudiced and often spiteful or malevolent ill will
vitriolicbitterly harsh or caustic language or criticism