GRE Word List

PROHIBITIVE

so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax

The meaning of the word prohibitive is so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax.

Random words

WordMeaning
churlishboorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
poseassume a particular posture; put forward; present; affect a particular attitude (to impress others); Ex. pose a threat; N.
tickletouch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter; please
commonwealthnation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
phoenixsymbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
carpingpetty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
combustibleeasily burned; N. CF. combustion
rationalizemake rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
direwarning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
spoonerismaccidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner