GRE Word List

STANCH

stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound

The meaning of the word stanch is stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound.

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WordMeaning
conscriptdraftee; person forced into military service; V.
defeatistresigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
benevolentgenerous; charitable; having a wish to do good
diffusewordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
reticentinclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
abatesubside or moderate
insularitynarrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
dowrymoney or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
cullpick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
decoylure or bait; V.