GMAT #1 – 82 Words

precede

be earlier in time

proceed

move ahead; travel onward in time or space

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

figurative

not literal

discern

detect with the senses

attribute

a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

diction

the manner in which something is expressed in words

intermingle

mix or become mixed

elaborate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

proponent

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

overlap

extend over and cover a part of

supposedly

believed or reputed to be the case

circadian

having or relating to 24-hour cycles

recur

happen or occur again

exclusive

admitting or accepting only a particular group

bout

a contest or fight

asteroid

a small celestial body composed of rock and metal

bombardment

an attack by dropping explosive devices

constituency

the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

ethos

the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era

segregate

divide from the main body or mass and collect

desegregate

open to members of all races and ethnic groups

perceptible

capable of being grasped by the mind or senses

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

receptive

able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

repudiate

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

proximity

the property of being close together

torso

the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

janitor

someone employed to clean and maintain a building

disinterested

unaffected by concern for one’s own welfare

pivotal

being of crucial importance

decisive

characterized by resoluteness and firmness

elusive

skillful at evading capture

virulent

extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

discretion

power of making choices unconstrained by external agencies

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

enclave

an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct

sovereignty

the authority of a state to govern another state

constitute

form or compose

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

designate

design or destine

bar

a rigid piece of metal or wood

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

rescind

cancel officially

dictate

a guiding principle

incorporate

make into a whole or make part of a whole

susceptible

yielding readily to or capable of

deterioration

process of changing to an inferior state

historiography

the writing of history

autonomy

political independence

speculate

reflect deeply on a subject

elicit

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

reciprocal

concerning each of two or more persons or things

provision

the activity of supplying something

ranch

farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

graze

feed as in a meadow or pasture

fixture

an object firmly secured in place, especially in a household

obsolete

no longer in use

envision

imagine, conceive of, or see in one’s mind

complement

something added to embellish or make perfect

blow

be in motion due to some air or water current

manifest

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

duly

at the proper time

opiate

a narcotic drug

advertent

giving attention

liable

subject to legal action

conceive

have the idea for

prohibitively

to a prohibitive degree

considerable

large in number or amount or extent or degree

disband

cause to break up or cease to function

deter

turn away from by persuasion

integrity

an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

detrimental

causing harm or injury

exploit

use or manipulate to one’s advantage

retain

secure and keep for possible future use or application

parentage

the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

affluent

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

warden

the chief official in charge of a prison

publicity

a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea
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