GRE Word List

STIFLE

suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate

The meaning of the word stifle is suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate.

Random words

WordMeaning
withstandstand up against; resist successfully
savantscholar; learned person; CF. savoir: know
parsimonystinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
chiselswindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting
celerityspeed; rapidity
doggeddetermined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
elucidateexplain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
bugaboobugbear; object of baseless terror
plutocracysociety ruled by the wealthy
acuitysharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)