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GRE Word List

FORESTALL

prevent by taking action in advance

The meaning of the word forestall is prevent by taking action in advance.

Random words

WordMeaning
recessionwithdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
piecemealone part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
minglemix together in close association
dilutemake (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
bickerquarrel
dowdyuntidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
inarticulatespeechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly
arteryblood-vessel; CF. vein
miscreantwretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
abidedwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.