GRE Word List

FORESTALL

prevent by taking action in advance

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

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WordMeaning
teetotalismpractice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
applicationdiligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
elevationelevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
momentumquantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
diaphanoussheer; transparent
longevitylong life; long duration
overwroughtnervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
halcyoncalm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
uncannystrange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
cacophonousdiscordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds