GRE Word List

PRECLUDE

make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate

The meaning of the word preclude is make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate.

Random words

WordMeaning
aegisshield; protection; defense
vestigetrace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
vassalin feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord; subordinate or dependent
vanguardforerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
imperiousdomineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
minglemix together in close association
apathylack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
propellantsubstance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
litanysupplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
blasphemyirreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege