GRE Word List

ENCROACHMENT

gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon

The meaning of the word encroachment is gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon.

Random words

WordMeaning
hecklerperson who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
moratoriumlegal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
admonishwarn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
mysticof hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
gruesomegrisly; horrible
forswearrenounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
scufflestruggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
impingeinfringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
logrecord of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities; section of a trunk; V.
satiatesatisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated