GRE Word List

SPOILSPORT

one who spoils the pleasure of others

The meaning of the word spoilsport is one who spoils the pleasure of others.

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WordMeaning
cognatehaving a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
deciduousfalling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
dichotomydivision into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
bitingsharply painful to the body or mind; Ex. biting wind/remarks
forestallprevent by taking action in advance
transportstrong emotion; rapture; Ex. in a transport/transports of; V: move to strong emotion; enrapture
bulgeprotruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
fazedisconcert; dismay; embarrass
snipshort quick cut with scissors; V: cut with scissors
hypotheticalbased on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis