GRE Word List

FOIL

to prevent from attaining an end : defeat

The meaning of the word foil is to prevent from attaining an end : defeat.

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WordMeaning
advertto turn the mind or attention
onerousinvolving, imposing, or constituting a burden : troublesome
disquietudeanxiety
malicioushaving or showing a desire to cause harm to someone : given to, marked by, or arising from malice
flipto toss so as to cause to turn over in the air
foistto introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant
winceto shrink back involuntarily (as from pain) : flinch
decelerateto reduce the speed of : slow down
covertnot openly shown, engaged in, or avowed : veiled
gangrenelocal death of soft tissues due to loss of blood supply