GRE Word List


stir up a fire or furnace; feed plentifully

The meaning of the word stoke is stir up a fire or furnace; feed plentifully.

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gestateevolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
senilityold age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
outmodedno longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
snivelcomplain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
refrainabstain from; resist; forbear; N: chorus
syllogismlogical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
accretiongrowth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
obsequiousslavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
dupesomeone easily fooled or deceived; V: deceive
shearremove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors