GRE Word List


to prevent from attaining an end : defeat

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

Random words

fitacceptable from a particular viewpoint (as of competence or morality) : proper
doctrinairestubbornly or excessively devoted to a doctrine or theory without regard to practical considerations
reimburseto pay back to someone : repay
spoilsportone who spoils the sport or pleasure of others
tortuousmarked by repeated twists, bends, or turns : winding
merita praiseworthy quality : virtue
bureaucracya body of nonelected government officials
prefigureto show, suggest, or announce by an antecedent type, image, or likeness
pejorativea word or phrase that has negative connotations (see connotation