GRE Word List

FOIL

defeat; frustrate; prevent from being successful; thwart; CF. fail

The meaning of the word foil is defeat; frustrate; prevent from being successful; thwart; CF. fail.

Random words

WordMeaning
foresightability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
audaciousdaring; bold; N. audacity
excoriatescold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
reaperone who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
offhandcasual; done without prior thought or preparation
illimitableinfinite; limitless
arrhythmiclacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
graciouskind in a generous way (to someone less important)
unctionthe act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
opportunetimely; well-chosen