GRE Word List

SUFFOCATE

die or kill from lack of air; suppress

The meaning of the word suffocate is die or kill from lack of air; suppress.

Random words

WordMeaning
feasiblepractical; able to be carried out; practicable
insinuatehint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
untowardunexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
earngain for the performance of service or labor; gain (something that one deserves); deserve
limpwalk lamely; ADJ: lacking firmness; weak
culminationhighest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
diveststrip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
applicationdiligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
hypocriticalpretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
myriadvery large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand