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GRE Word List

FETTER

shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot

Spring Vocabulary In English

The meaning of the word fetter is shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot.

Random words

WordMeaning
acquiesceassent; agree passively; comply without protest
apiaristperson who keeps bees
errantwandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
pendingnot yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
contestdispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
serratedhaving a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
ethereallike a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
ooze(of a thick liquid) pass or flow slowly; N: mud or thick liquid as at the bottom of a river
hortatoryencouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
ponderoushaving great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing