GRE Word List

STYMIE

thwart; present an obstacle; stump

The meaning of the word stymie is thwart; present an obstacle; stump.

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WordMeaning
boundleap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
obelisktall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
vintnerwine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine
theoreticalbased on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical
panoramicdenoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view; N. panorama: unbroken view of a wide area
dofftake off; OP. don
defaultfailure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
offensiveattacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
egotismtendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
maternalmotherly; N. maternity: motherhood