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GRE Word List

THWART

block or hinder; baffle; frustrate

The meaning of the word thwart is block or hinder; baffle; frustrate.

Random words

WordMeaning
dishonordisgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
porestudy industriously; ponder; scrutinize; Ex. pore over the book; N.
modeprevailing style; current fashion; manner; way of doing something; Ex. in the latest mode; Ex. simple mode of life
tattertorn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
mediumelement that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance through which something else is transmitted
vernacularliving language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
dynamogenerator for producing electricity; energetic person
gambolromp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
hostageperson who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
vulgarof the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout