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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
physiologicalpertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
lienlegal claim or right on a property
rebuttalrefutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
concedeadmit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
defrockstrip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
snipshort quick cut with scissors; V: cut with scissors
plasticityability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
sublimaterefine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
taintcontaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
ubiquitousbeing everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity