GMAT-3 – 54 Words

contend

compete for something

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

pervasive

spreading or spread throughout

alienation

causing to become unfriendly

bias

a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue

indignant

angered at something unjust or wrong

scatter

cause to separate and go in different directions

emerge

come out into view, as from concealment

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail

reconcile

come to terms

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

defer

yield to another’s wish or opinion

glide

move smoothly and effortlessly

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

inhibit

limit the range or extent of

reconcile

come to terms

propose

present for consideration, examination, or criticism

counter

a calculator recording the number of times something happens

depress

push down

bind

secure with or as if with ropes

allude

make an indirect reference to

irreconcilable

impossible to bring into accord

emerge

come out into view, as from concealment

predicate

involve as a necessary condition of consequence

precedence

status established in order of importance or urgency

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

embargo

a government order imposing a trade barrier

withdrawal

the act of pulling back

cast

put or send forth

substantially

to a great extent or degree

escalate

increase in extent or intensity

overlook

have a view of something from above

furnish

provide with objects or articles that make a room usable

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail

furnish

provide with objects or articles that make a room usable

pivotal

being of crucial importance

unwittingly

without knowledge or intention

refrain

resist doing something

rigorous

rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

disregard

lack of attention and due care

harvest

the gathering of a ripened crop

predate

be earlier in time; go back further

reciprocity

a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

corroborate

give evidence for

bias

a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue

predator

any animal that lives by preying on other animals

prey

animal hunted or caught for food

carnivore

a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

pit

a sizeable hole, usually in the ground

tar pit

a natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved

asset

a useful or valuable quality

provision

the activity of supplying something

antecedent

a preceding occurrence or cause or event
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