GRE Word List

FOMENT

stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)

The meaning of the word foment is stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant).

Random words

WordMeaning
credentialevidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
betokensignify; indicate; be a sign of
calamitydisaster; misery
charlatanquack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
potpourriheterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
trajectorypath taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
worldlyengrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
optimistperson who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
stringent(of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
emolumentsalary; payment for an office; compensation