GRE Word List


to close up or block off : obstruct

The meaning of the word occlude is to close up or block off : obstruct.

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gratiswithout charge or recompense : free
antecedentsa substantive word, phrase, or clause whose denotation is referred to by a pronoun that typically follows the substantive (such as John in "Mary saw John and called to him")
disenfranchiseto deprive of a franchise, of a legal right, or of some privilege or immunity
harpinga plucked stringed instrument consisting of a resonator, an arched or angled neck that may be supported by a post, and strings of graded length that are perpendicular to the soundboard
disabuseto free from error, misconception, or fallacy (see fallacy
marshala high official in the household of a medieval king, prince, or noble originally having charge of the cavalry but later usually in command of the military forces
patoisa dialect other than the standard or literary dialect
balmyhaving the qualities of balm : soothing
plauditan act or round of applause
laboriousinvolving, requiring, or characterized by hard and sustained effort : arduous