GMAT-分类 – 31 Words

apprentice

someone who works for an expert to learn a trade

Some have been following Mr. Trump since “The Apprentice,” the reality television show that he hosted.New York Times (Apr 5, 2016)
aptitude

inherent ability

He showed a natural aptitude for jumping and loved competing, but nothing comes easy for my brother.Three Little Words: A Memoir
craftsman

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

Sgt Norwood denies attempted murder and an alternative charge of wounding with intent as well as the attempted wounding with intent of Craftsman Wood.BBC (Apr 4, 2016)
dexterity

adroitness in using the hands

But spinal muscular atrophy eventually robbed him of the dexterity to make music that way.Washington Times (Apr 9, 2016)
ambidextrous

equally skillful with each hand

David Gergen has also given to her; his politics are expertly ambidextrous, though he’s served more Republican presidents than Democratic ones.Time (Mar 14, 2016)
adroit

quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

But he brings his most adroit players forward and keeps the pace brisk and the storytelling lucid.Los Angeles Times (Feb 28, 2016)
versatile

having great diversity or variety

The signing Monday gives the Jets a versatile player in the speedy Carter, who has played various spots at the linebacker position throughout his career.Washington Times (Apr 4, 2016)
indigence

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

In a brief court appearance Wednesday, Hicks, who lived in the same apartment building as the victims, pleaded indigence and was appointed a public defender.Washington Times (Feb 12, 2015)
indigenous

originating where it is found

According to the student government resolution, adopting Indigenous Peoples Day is “not to be misconstrued as an effort to supplant any existing federally recognized holidays.”Washington Times (Apr 11, 2016)
economize

spend sparingly or avoid waste

Never one to economize when he could spend, Churchill used the money to buy up more farmland around the Chartwell estate.Wall Street Journal (Nov 13, 2015)
impoverish

make poor

Tens of millions of dollars flowed into the impoverished region as a result.Wall Street Journal (Apr 10, 2016)
destitute

poor enough to need help from others

In recent weeks, the idea of destitute children just more than 20 miles from the cliffs of Dover has struck a nerve in Britain.Washington Post (Mar 27, 2016)
frugal

avoiding waste

One consequence of the frugal approach to building the rocket was that Robert Truax was not able to conduct a test of the parachute system.The New Yorker (Apr 6, 2016)
avarice

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth

The unraveling of the the scope of avarice and kleptocracy the worlds leaders have engineered is good.New York Times (Apr 6, 2016)
dowry

money brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

Although Indians have traditionally used gold as part of a bride’s dowry and as an offering at temples, demand has ballooned in recent years.Economist (Mar 23, 2016)
means

considerable capital (wealth or income)

However, voracious Chinese demand also means that Siamese rosewood is on the brink of extinction.Time (Apr 12, 2016)
opulence

wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

“From the brass chords that open ‘Tosca,’ there is a sense of scale, of opulence for its own sake,” Mr. McVicar said.New York Times (Mar 18, 2016)
covet

wish, long, or crave for

Rowling to Orkney’s facility in March, and reignited over the past week when the more southerly library was awarded Twitter’s coveted blue tick of verification.The Verge (Apr 11, 2016)
fleece

the wool of a sheep or similar animal

For my next appointment, on a humid June morning, I swathed my shivering frame in fleece and hobbled into Dr. 2’s waiting room.Washington Post (Apr 1, 2016)
hoard

save up as for future use

Months of dwindling oil revenue have prompted a scarcity of dollars here, as the government hoards foreign currency to safeguard shrinking reserves.Wall Street Journal (Apr 11, 2016)
fleeceable

naive and easily deceived or tricked

He had fleeced all that was fleeceable in Dansington, and had vanished into the clouds.Various
affluent

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

And unplanned pregnancy rates among women at or below the poverty level are more than five times as high as among the most affluent women.New York Times (Apr 12, 2016)
affluence

abundant wealth

So we have a novelist living the life of novels and we have a Nazi’s offspring springing through legal loopholes to affluence.New York Times (Apr 6, 2016)
lavish

very generous

Designed for large-scale entertaining, interiors boast grand yet finely proportioned formal areas, billiards and screening rooms and a lavish wine cellar.Los Angeles Times (Apr 8, 2016)
lucrative

producing a sizeable profit

Oil may be less lucrative than before, but it is still highly lucrative!US News (Apr 11, 2016)
craven

lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

But now Johnson, whom critics regard as a craven opportunist, could disrupt those plans.Washington Post (Feb 21, 2016)
cravenness

meanspirited cowardice

The haters cite this as another example of Clinton’s cravenness.Washington Post (Oct 8, 2015)
trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

Goldman said he approached her case with some trepidation, “hoping for the best and assuming the worst.”Washington Post (Apr 11, 2016)
cower

show submission or fear

He neither asked that the protesters be thrown out, nor did he cower and hand over the microphone.New York Times (Apr 8, 2016)
intimidate

compel or deter by or as if by threats

The ministers, meeting in Japan, said they opposed “any intimidating coercive or provocative unilateral actions” that could increase tension.BBC (Apr 11, 2016)
apprehension

the cognitive condition of someone who understands

FBI Director James B. Comey has since made it clear that such apprehensions are legal tactics in the war against computer thieves.Los Angeles Times (Apr 10, 2016)

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