GMAT – 5 – 183 Words

era

a period marked by distinctive character

eradicate

destroy completely, as if down to the roots

erratic

liable to sudden unpredictable change

ersatz

an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation

erudition

profound scholarly knowledge

eschew

avoid and stay away from deliberately

espionage

the systematic use of spies to obtain secrets

espouse

choose and follow a theory, idea, policy, etc.

estrange

remove from customary environment or associations

et al

and others

eternal

continuing forever or indefinitely

ethnicity

an affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

ethnocentric

centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one’s own

ethnographic

of or relating to ethnography

ethnologist

an anthropologist who studies ethnology

ethylene

a flammable colorless gaseous alkene

etymology

a history of a word

eukaryotic

having cells with `good’ or membrane-bound nuclei

euphoria

a feeling of great elation

evacuation

the act of leaving a dangerous place in an orderly fashion

evaporate

change into gas or steam

evict

expel or eject without recourse to legal process

exacerbate

make worse

exaggerate

enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

excavate

recover through digging

excerpt

a passage selected from a larger work

excise

remove by cutting

excrete

eliminate from the body

excruciate

torment emotionally or mentally

excursion

a journey taken for pleasure

executioner

an official who inflicts capital punishment

exempt

freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability

exhaustive

performed comprehensively and completely

exhort

spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

exigency

a pressing or urgent situation

exile

the act of expelling a person from their native land

exodus

a journey by a group to escape from a hostile environment

exoneration

the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation

exotic

characteristic of another place or part of the world

expatriate

a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

expedient

appropriate to a purpose

expedite

process fast and efficiently

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

expertise

skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

expound

add details, as to an account or idea

express

communicate beliefs or opinions

expulsion

the act of forcing out someone or something

exquisite

delicately beautiful

exterior

situated in the outdoors or outside of a building

exterminate

kill on a large scale

external

happening or arising outside some limits or surface

extinguish

put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

extradite

hand over to the authorities of another country

extraneous

not belonging to that in which it is contained

extrapolation

an inference about the future based on known facts

extraterrestrial

originating, located, or occurring outside Earth

extricate

release from entanglement or difficulty

extrinsic

not forming an essential part of a thing

fabrication

the act of making a product from raw materials

facade

the front of a building

faction

a dissenting clique

factor

anything that contributes causally to a result

fad

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

fade

become less clearly visible or distinguishable

fake

something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

fallacy

a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

fallout

radioactive particles that settle after a nuclear explosion

fallow

left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season

falter

move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

famine

a severe shortage of food resulting in starvation and death

fanatic

a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm

fanfare

a short lively tune played on brass instruments

farce

a comedy characterized by broad satire

fare

the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

fatal

bringing death

fatality

the quality of being able to cause death

fault

an imperfection in an object or machine

fauna

all the animal life in a particular region or period

feat

a notable achievement

fecundity

the state of being fertile or capable of producing offspring

feeble

pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

feline

of or relating to cats

feminist

a supporter of equal rights for women

ferret

a small domesticated mammal with a flexible, elongated body

fervent

characterized by intense emotion

fetal

of or relating to a fetus

feudal

relating to a system where vassals are protected by lords

fickle

liable to sudden unpredictable change

fiction

a literary work based on the imagination

fictitious

formed or conceived by the imagination

fierce

marked by extreme and violent energy

filibuster

a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches

finale

the closing section of a musical composition

fiscal

involving financial matters

fjord

a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs

flaw

an imperfection in an object or machine

fleck

a small contrasting part of something

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

flippant

showing an inappropriate lack of seriousness

flora

all the plant life in a particular region or period

florid

elaborately or excessively ornamented

fluctuation

an instance of change

fluorescent

emitting light during exposure to external radiant energy

fly by

pass by while flying

foe

an armed adversary

follicle

any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

folly

the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

fool around

indulge in horseplay

forage

collect or look around for, as food

forebear

a person from whom you are descended

forecast

a prediction about how something will develop

foreclose

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

foreign

not deriving from the essential nature of something

foresee

realize beforehand

foreshorten

shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

forestall

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

forge

create by hammering

formaldehyde

a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

forthcoming

at ease in talking to others

forthwith

without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

fortitude

strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity

fortress

a fortified defensive structure

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

foul

highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

fraction

a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

fracture

breaking of hard tissue such as bone

fragile

easily broken or damaged or destroyed

fragment

a piece broken off or cut off of something else

fragrance

a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

frame

the internal structure that gives an artifact its shape

fraternal

like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

fraudulent

intended to deceive

freestanding

standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything

fresco

a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster

fretful

nervous and unable to relax

Freudian

of or relating to the founder of psychoanalysis

frivolous

not serious in content or attitude or behavior

front

the side that is forward or prominent

frugal

avoiding waste

frustrate

hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

fume

a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

fungus

an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

funnel

a conically shaped utensil with a narrow tube at one end

furnace

an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced for a building

fusion

the act of melding or melting together

futile

producing no result or effect

galaxy

a collection of star systems

gauge

an instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity

gear

a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism

goose

web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks

gel

a colloid in a more solid form than a sol

gender

the biological or cultural traits associated with one sex

genetic

relating to the study of heredity and variation in organisms

genetical

of or relating to the science of genetics

genuine

not fake or counterfeit

geometric mean

the mean of n numbers expressed as the n-th root of their product

geometric progression

(mathematics) a progression in which each term is multiplied by a constant in order to obtain the next term

geometrid

slender-bodied broad-winged moth whose larvae are called measuring worms

get by

pass or move in front of

get through

succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems

gibberellin

a plant hormone isolated from a fungus

gingivitis

inflammation of the gums

girdle

a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers

glacier

a slowly moving mass of ice

gland

any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

glean

gather, as of natural products

glut

supply with an excess of

glycerol

a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils

GNP

total value of goods and services produced in a country

gorilla

largest anthropoid ape

gourmet

a person devoted to and knowledgeable about fine food

gradient

a graded change in the magnitude of something

gradual

proceeding in small stages

grandiloquent

lofty in style

grandiose

impressive because of unnecessary largeness or magnificence

granular

composed of or covered with particles resembling meal

gravitate

move toward

graze

feed as in a meadow or pasture

gregarious

temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

grievance

a complaint about a wrong that causes resentment

grim

harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
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