GMAT – 788 Words

derision

the act of treating with contempt

fearful

experiencing or showing fear

shortcoming

a failing or deficiency

naive

marked by or showing unaffected simplicity

disparaging

expressive of low opinion

display

something intended to communicate a particular impression

behave

act in a certain manner

deserve

be worthy

diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range

pitfall

an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

misconstrue

interpret in the wrong way

sight

the ability to see; the visual faculty

venom

toxin secreted by animals

halt

cause to stop

telltale

disclosing unintentionally

ooze

pass gradually or leak or as if through small openings

chest

the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

knockoff

an unauthorized copy or imitation

clue

evidence that helps to solve a problem

thrive

make steady progress

dung

fecal matter of animals

split

separate into parts or portions

argue

have a disagreement about something

moist

slightly wet

dirt

the part of the earth’s surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

lodge

a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter

commute

a regular journey to and from your place of work

stagger

walk with great difficulty

rein

one of a pair of long straps used to control a horse

bare

lacking its natural or customary covering

shame

a painful feeling of embarrassment or inadequacy

address

the place where a person or organization can be found

make up

form or compose

laughter

the activity of laughing

shriek

sharp piercing cry

ticklish

difficult to handle; requiring great tact

tickle

touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

bonding

fastening firmly together

encourage

inspire with confidence

desired

greatly wanted

outright

without reservation or concealment

harmful

causing or capable of causing damage

harmless

not causing or capable of causing harm

moth

typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

dump

a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

tune

a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

tenure

the term during which some position is held

shore up

support by placing against something solid or rigid

overcome

win a victory over

impose

charge and collect payment

secrecy

the condition of being concealed or hidden

fear

an emotion in anticipation of some specific pain or danger

aisle

a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)

aisle

a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)

responsible

worthy of or requiring trust; held accountable

cheating

a deception for profit to yourself

cheater

someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

offset

a compensating equivalent

thrive

make steady progress

charming

pleasing or delighting

overthrow

rule against

leaning

the act of deviating from a vertical position

youth

a person who is not yet old

freeing

the act of liberating someone or something

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

wisdom

accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

elucidate

make clear and comprehensible

shunning

deliberately avoiding

temper

a characteristic state of feeling

stance

a rationalized mental attitude

regard

the condition of being honored

gambling

the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning

tie

fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

gather

assemble or get together

anticipate

regard something as probable or likely

mislead

take someone in the wrong direction or give wrong directions

boundary

the line indicating the limit or extent of something

appeal

earnest or urgent request

bargaining

the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement

address

the place where a person or organization can be found

seldom

not often

endorse

approve of

fairly

without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

sensitive

responsive to physical stimuli

wage

something that remunerates

foolproof

not liable to failure

bound

confined by bonds

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

matte

not reflecting light; not glossy

pursue

follow in an effort to capture

pursuing

following in order to overtake or capture

endorse

approve of

address

the place where a person or organization can be found

rid

relieve from

anger

the state of being very annoyed

annoyed

troubled persistently

fade

become less clearly visible or distinguishable

shake

move or cause to move back and forth

sensing

becoming aware of something via the senses

sample

a small part intended as representative of the whole

hinder

be an obstacle to

filing

the entering of a legal document into the public record

threatening

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

release

grant freedom to; free from confinement

surge

rise and move, as in waves or billows

outlet

an opening that permits escape or release

shrine

a place of worship associated with something sacred

stave

one of the slats of wood forming sides of a barrel or bucket

cease

put an end to a state or an activity

sue

institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

overly

to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

upward

spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

trend

a general tendency to change, as of opinion

relief

the act of reducing something unpleasant

reliever

someone who takes the place of another

sight

the ability to see; the visual faculty

endorse

approve of

challenge

a call to engage in a contest or fight

mood

a characteristic state of feeling

swing

change direction with a swinging motion; turn

inadvisable

not prudent or wise; not recommended

garner

assemble or get together

forgo

do without or cease to hold or adhere to

willingness

cheerful compliance

harm

any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

mow

cut with a blade or mower

guess

expect, believe, or suppose

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

stifle

impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

flourish

grow vigorously

betterment

the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

proofreader

someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections

bolster

support and strengthen

recipe

directions for making something

bulky

of large size for its weight

bulk

the property possessed by a large mass

ramification

a consequence, especially one that causes complications

beyond

farther along in space or time or degree

pick

look for and gather

thick

not thin

thin

of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite

markup

the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price

figure out

find the solution to or understand the meaning of

lookout

the act of looking out

look out

be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

tale

a story that tells the particulars of an occurrence or event

endorse

approve of

rebuttal

the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary argument

underscore

give extra weight to

surrender

relinquish possession or control over

hollow

not solid; having a space or gap or cavity

despised

treated with contempt

lesser

of smaller size or importance

further

to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage

harsh

disagreeable to the senses

shield

armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

misnomer

an incorrect or unsuitable name

misleading

designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

reef

a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the water’s surface

browse

feed as in a meadow or pasture

browser

a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything

buildup

the act of accumulating

alienating

causing hostility or loss of friendliness

prevent

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

reliably

in a faithful manner

observance

conformity with law, custom, or practice

expediency

the quality of being suited to the end in view

spreadhead

two facing pages of a book or other publication

escalate

increase in extent or intensity

compel

force somebody to do something

cutback

a reduction in quantity or rate

disguised

having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading

fulfillment

the act of consummating something, as a desire or promise

fate

the ultimate agency predetermining the course of events

covert

secret or hidden

remains

the dead body of a human being

remains

the dead body of a human being

predate

be earlier in time; go back further

trait

a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

encourage

inspire with confidence

mating

the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

awry

turned or twisted to one side

suitability

the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose

fairly

without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

deal

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

prune

cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

acquire

come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

cue

a reminder for some action or speech

reliable

worthy of trust

assess

estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of

precedence

status established in order of importance or urgency

distinguish

mark as different

misused

used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose

alienate

arouse hostility or indifference in

downside

a negative aspect of something that is generally positive

bearing

characteristic way of holding one’s body

distinguish

mark as different

lean

incline or bend from a vertical position

charming

pleasing or delighting

resort

have recourse to

flock

a group of birds

lessen

decrease in size, extent, or range

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

deterrent

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

sick

affected by impairment of normal physical or mental function

grief

intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one

stricken

grievously affected especially by disease

overwhelm

overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

overstated

represented as greater than is true or reasonable

willing

the act of making a choice

strive

attempt by employing effort

deter

turn away from by persuasion

turn on

cause to operate by flipping a switch

turn over

cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

despise

look down on with disdain

conclude

bring to a close

eager

having or showing keen interest or intense desire

contend

compete for something

gambling

the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning

set off

direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

browse

feed as in a meadow or pasture

feed

provide as food

trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

breed

cause to procreate (animals)

swell

increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity

shoot

fire a shot

avoidance

deliberately avoiding

starve

die of food deprivation

otherwise

in another and different manner

convey

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

overlook

have a view of something from above

slightly

to a small degree or extent

end up

finally be or do something

indeed

in truth (often tends to intensify)

proceed

move ahead; travel onward in time or space

eager

having or showing keen interest or intense desire

caught up

having become involved involuntarily

drawn

showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

jeopardize

pose a threat to; present a danger to

grow

increase in size by natural process

pursue

follow in an effort to capture

endeavour

a purposeful or industrious undertaking

enterprise

a purposeful or industrious undertaking

tailor

a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

beyond

farther along in space or time or degree

sheer

so thin as to transmit light

egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

cheerful

being full of or promoting cheer

upset

cause to lose one’s composure

hinge

a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing

swing

change direction with a swinging motion; turn

acquittal

a judgment of not guilty

dismissal

the sending away of someone

fate

the ultimate agency predetermining the course of events

defeat

an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

anger

the state of being very annoyed

defy

resist or confront with resistance

odds

the likelihood of a thing occurring

duly

at the proper time

unduly

to an unnecessary degree

harsh

disagreeable to the senses

shortfall

the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

offset

a compensating equivalent

watch out

be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

interdiction

authoritative prohibition

deterrent

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

broadcast

disseminate over the airwaves, as in radio or television

stem

cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

forthcoming

at ease in talking to others

trapped

forced to turn and face attackers

beneath

in or to a place that is lower

ease

freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

hint

an indirect suggestion

muffle

deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

thud

a heavy, dull sound

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

revel

take delight in

perishable

subject to destruction or death or decay

outspoken

given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

concern

something that interests you because it is important

shed

cause or allow to flow or run out or over

burden

weight to be borne or conveyed

lowerclassman

an undergraduate who is not yet a senior

lower

move something or somebody to a lower position

fill up

become full

spot

a point located with respect to surface features of some region

newly

very recently

flush

rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

thrust

push forcefully

welfare

something that aids or promotes well-being

healthcare

the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession

prevent

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

reliably

in a faithful manner

outlying

relatively far from a center or middle

prompt

according to schedule or without delay

dearth

an insufficient quantity or number

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

extend

stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

rid

relieve from

wrath

intense anger

meanwhile

at the same time but in another place

commit

engage in or perform

crawl

move slowly

beneath

in or to a place that is lower

dwell

inhabit or live in

shield

armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

ban

prohibit especially by law or social pressure

forbid

command against

tackle

seize and throw down an opponent player carrying the ball

tackle

seize and throw down an opponent player carrying the ball

succor

assistance in time of difficulty

gather

assemble or get together

elucidate

make clear and comprehensible

inherent

existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

gamble

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

gambler

someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement

heal

recover

though

(postpositive) however

flatten

make flat or flatter

thought

the content of cognition

tidal

of or relating to or caused by tides

tide

the periodic rise and fall of the sea level

tough

substantially made or constructed

mild

humble in spirit or manner

ruthless

without mercy or pity

quandary

state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options

regard

the condition of being honored

proofread

read for errors

thorn

a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

avert

turn away or aside

sake

the purpose of achieving or obtaining

dropout

someone who quits school before graduation

overstate

enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

understated

exhibiting restrained good taste

jug

a large bottle with a narrow mouth

seed

a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

acreage

an area of ground used for some particular purpose

inward

directed or moving inward or toward a center

plumb

exactly vertical

utter

without qualification

tight

closely constrained or constricted or constricting

endure

undergo or be subjected to

plague

any large-scale calamity

contingent upon

determined by conditions or circumstances that follow

contingent upon

determined by conditions or circumstances that follow

chiefly

for the most part

entrust

put into the care or protection of someone

release

grant freedom to; free from confinement

diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range

ancillary

furnishing added support

gloss over

treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly

tout

advertise in strongly positive terms

bribe

payment made to corrupt a person in a position of trust

wade

walk through relatively shallow water

accrue

grow by addition

depletion

the state of being used up

sustenance

the act of providing a means of subsistence or survival

starvation

a state of extreme hunger

shortcoming

a failing or deficiency

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

buried

placed in a grave

foraging

the act of searching for food and provisions

inward

directed or moving inward or toward a center

plumb

exactly vertical

inexhaustible

incapable of being entirely consumed or used up

utterly

completely and without qualification

thought

the content of cognition

pick up

take and lift upward

leave off

prevent from being included or considered or accepted

misgiving

uneasiness about the fitness of an action

uncompromising

not making concessions

esoteric

understandable only by an enlightened inner circle

forger

someone who makes copies illegally

sought

that is looked for

succumb

consent reluctantly

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

rot

break down

swarm

a group of many things in the air or on the ground

bustle

move or cause to move energetically or busily

vested

fixed and absolute and without contingency

caregiver

a person responsible for attending to the needs of a child

swirl

turn in a twisting or spinning motion

struggling

engaged in a struggle to overcome especially poverty or obscurity

struggle

strenuous effort

rumor

gossip passed around by word of mouth

takeover

a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation

deal

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

awkward

lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

orphan

a child who has lost both parents

liable

subject to legal action

glance

take a brief look at

gibberish

unintelligible talking

wholesale

the selling of goods to merchants

sway

move back and forth

bearing

characteristic way of holding one’s body

trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

stick

a long thin implement resembling a length of wood

quaint

attractively old-fashioned

hearing

the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

unconditional

not qualified by reservations

exemption

an act freeing someone from obligations

uphold

stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

disclosure

the act of making something evident

provide

give something useful or necessary to

means

how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

witness

someone who sees an event and reports what happened

discourage

try to prevent; show opposition to

release

grant freedom to; free from confinement

companion

a friend who is frequently with another

compliant

disposed to act in accordance with someone’s wishes

burdensome

not easily borne or endured; causing hardship

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

concur

happen simultaneously

mandate

a document giving an official instruction or command

disclosure

the act of making something evident

submit

yield to the control of another

veto

a vote that blocks a decision

override

travel on the back of (a horse) too hard

leap

move forward by bounds

surplus

a quantity much larger than is needed

weigh

have a certain heft

weight

the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

shrink

wither, as with a loss of moisture

pale

a wooden strip forming part of a fence

reliable

worthy of trust

laziness

inactivity resulting from a dislike of work or exertion

carelessness

failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

straightforward

pointed directly ahead

hasten

move fast

biased

favoring one person or side over another

recourse

act of turning to for assistance

bother

disturb, especially by minor irritations

unleash

turn loose or free from restraint

pursuit

the act of following in an effort to overtake or capture

awe

an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

wheatfield

a field planted with wheat

wheat

annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

rarified

of high moral or intellectual value

leap

move forward by bounds

peer review

evaluate professionally a colleague’s work

deserve

be worthy

seemingly

from appearances alone

shaping

the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

embed

fix or set securely or deeply

partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

spawn

the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or mollusks

utmost

highest in extent or degree

quandary

state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options

break even

attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport

willing

the act of making a choice

shoplifting

the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store

lush

produced or growing in extreme abundance

glade

a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

perish

pass from physical life

aggressively

in an aggressive manner

subdue

put down by force or intimidation

surge

rise and move, as in waves or billows

ploy

a maneuver in a game or conversation

malfeasance

wrongful conduct by a public official

extant

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

yet

up to the present time

overwhelm

overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

overwhelming

very intense

through

having finished or arrived at completion

throughout

from first to last

oblivious

lacking conscious awareness of

twofold

by a factor of two

playwright

someone who writes plays

overwhelmingly

incapable of being resisted

astonishing

so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

unveiling

putting on display for the first time

swath

a path or strip

faintly

to a faint degree or weakly perceived

thereby

by that means or because of that

brewing

the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast

blame

an accusation that one is responsible for some misdeed

culprit

someone or something responsible for harm or wrongdoing

behind

in or to or toward the rear

beware

be on one’s guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

solely

without any others being included or involved

wheel

a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

spin

revolve quickly and repeatedly around one’s own axis

whirl

the shape of something rotating rapidly

exert

put to use

entice

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

countless

very many; too numerous to be numbered

wishful

having or expressing desire for something

harness

an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

disavow

refuse to acknowledge

miscegenation

marriage or reproduction by people of different races

nativism

the policy of perpetuating native cultures

abide

dwell

pursuit

the act of following in an effort to overtake or capture

trace

an indication that something has been present

willfully

in a willful manner

misrepresent

describe or present falsely

disguise

any attire that conceals the wearer’s identity

lump

a compact mass

hinder

be an obstacle to

sweeping

taking in or moving over a wide area

headdress

clothing for the head

installment

a payment of part of a debt

razor

edge tool used in shaving

sake

the purpose of achieving or obtaining

ingenuity

the power of creative imagination

basin

a bowl-shaped vessel used for holding food or liquids

stretch

extend one’s limbs or muscles, or the entire body

upsurge

a sudden or abrupt strong increase

shelter

covering that provides protection from the weather

shelter

covering that provides protection from the weather

rule out

include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules

harm

any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

thinned

mixed with water

dig up

find by digging in the ground

awful

exceptionally bad or displeasing

turnover

the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers

craft

the skilled practice of a practical occupation

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

wise

having intelligence and discernment

plume

the feather of a bird

molten

reduced to liquid form by heating

beneath

in or to a place that is lower

speed up

move faster

crust

a hard outer layer that covers something

spew

eject or send out in large quantities (also metaphorical)

misspell

write the letters of incorrectly

denizen

a plant or animal naturalized in a region

mow

cut with a blade or mower

seed

a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

launch

propel with force

handout

giving money or food or clothing to a needy person

outreach

the act of reaching out

hefty

of considerable weight and size

bulky

of large size for its weight

gospel

the written body of teachings accepted by a religious group

outright

without reservation or concealment

smack

a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

dock

landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out

clog

any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

streamline

contour economically or efficiently

liability

the state of being legally obliged and responsible

thereby

by that means or because of that

sway

move back and forth

crawl

move slowly

onward

in a forward direction

oddball

a person with an unusual or odd personality

hail

precipitation of ice pellets

preclude

make impossible, especially beforehand

compelling

driving or forcing

ascribe

attribute or credit to

deem

judge or regard in a particular way

germane

relevant and appropriate

unwilling

not disposed or inclined toward

overhaul

make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

subvert

destroy completely

reliable

worthy of trust

deterrent

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

unrelated

lacking a logical or causal linkage

correlated

mutually related

oblivious

lacking conscious awareness of

accost

approach and speak to someone aggressively or insistently

outraged

angered at something unjust or wrong

cane

a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

owe

be obliged to pay or repay

ploy

a maneuver in a game or conversation

discourage

try to prevent; show opposition to

draw

cause to move by pulling

elucidate

make clear and comprehensible

shun

avoid and stay away from deliberately

abrogate

revoke formally

wisdom

accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

spur

a sharp prod on a rider’s heel used to urge a horse onward

halt

cause to stop

ware

articles of the same kind or material

nurser

a person who treats something carefully

bulk

the property possessed by a large mass

mislead

take someone in the wrong direction or give wrong directions

gain

obtain

akin

related by blood

grievance

a complaint about a wrong that causes resentment

bargain

an agreement between parties fixing obligations of each

bargaining

the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement

wage

something that remunerates

seldom

not often

address

the place where a person or organization can be found

loom

a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

compelling

driving or forcing

compel

force somebody to do something

amuse

occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

amusing

providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining

avoidable

capable of being warded off

browse

feed as in a meadow or pasture

swell

increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity

handling

the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

snatch

grasp hastily or eagerly

scalp

the skin that covers the top of the head

bourgeois

being of the property-owning class

barely

in a sparse or scanty way

enhance

increase

vanish

become invisible or unnoticeable

owe

be obliged to pay or repay

enrage

make someone extremely or violently angry

redress

make reparations or amends for

thrice

three times

sought

that is looked for

void

an empty area or space

bidding

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

rebuff

a deliberate discourteous act

shore up

support by placing against something solid or rigid

skewed

having an oblique or slanting direction or position

buildup

the act of accumulating

burst

come open suddenly and violently

unrelated

lacking a logical or causal linkage

shortcut

a route shorter than the usual one

correlation

a reciprocal connection between two or more things

rationale

an explanation of the fundamental reasons

embarrassment

the shame felt when inadequacy or guilt is made public

hike

walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

wage

something that remunerates

fear

an emotion in anticipation of some specific pain or danger

fair

free from favoritism, bias, or deception

whip

an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash

garner

assemble or get together

halve

divide by two; divide into halves

halve

divide by two; divide into halves

vent

a hole for the escape of gas, air, or liquid

vent

a hole for the escape of gas, air, or liquid

swamp

low land that is seasonally flooded

switch

device for making or breaking the connections in a circuit

health

the general condition of body and mind

halt

cause to stop

spell out

make explicit; specify in detail

upheaval

a violent disturbance

garment

an article of clothing

serge

a twilled woolen fabric

sewing

joining or attaching by stitches

seam

joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces

overcast

filled or abounding with clouds

unlike

marked by dissimilarity

sticky

having the sticky properties of an adhesive

smooth

having a surface free from roughness or irregularities

clumping

the sound of a horse’s hoofs hitting on a hard surface

floating

borne up by or suspended in a liquid

tied

bound or secured closely

tie

fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

clump

a grouping of a number of similar things

intricacy

the quality of having elaborately complex detail

airborne

moved or conveyed by or through air

mock

treat with contempt

boast

talk about oneself with excessive pride or self-regard

heralded

publicly announced

myriad

a large indefinite number

switch over

change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

ordeal

a severe or trying experience

shift

move very slightly

swift

moving very fast

ubiquity

the state of being everywhere at once

overnight

during or for the length of one night

cusp

point formed by two intersecting arcs

bind

secure with or as if with ropes

downside

a negative aspect of something that is generally positive

bulk

the property possessed by a large mass

browser

a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything

embrace

squeeze tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

deter

turn away from by persuasion

sidetrack

wander from a direct or straight course

counter

a calculator recording the number of times something happens

ouster

a person who supplants someone else

bear

be pregnant with

bear out

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

ease

freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

woe

misery resulting from affliction

oust

remove from a position or office

hike

walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

rehearse

engage in a rehearsal (of)

praise

an expression of approval and commendation

deserve

be worthy

punishment

the act of imposing a penalty

rubbing

effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

drumbeat

the sound made by beating a drum

bend

form a curve

bend

form a curve

blend

mix together different elements

entice

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

heard

detected or perceived via the auditory sense

scorn

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

ubiquitous

being present everywhere at once

demise

the time when something ends

ruly

neat and tidy

tidy

marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits

unruly

unable to be governed or controlled

dive

a headlong plunge into water

string

a lightweight cord

strand

line consisting of a complex of fibers twisted together

relatively

by comparison to something else

candidly

it is sincerely the case that

honestly

it is sincerely the case that

unwilling

not disposed or inclined toward

unwilling

not disposed or inclined toward

release

grant freedom to; free from confinement

nuance

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

relieve

free from a burden, evil, or distress

defensive

an attitude of excessive sensitivity to criticism

overwhelm

overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

repeat

say or state again

dissatisfaction

the feeling of being displeased and discontent

difficult

requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish

different

unlike in nature, quality, form, or degree

different

unlike in nature, quality, form, or degree

strange

unusual or out of the ordinary

actually

in fact

importance

the quality of being worthy of note

traditionally

according to long-standing practice

brilliant

full of light; shining intensely

Spaniard

a native or inhabitant of Spain

appear

come into sight or view

definitely

without question and beyond doubt

stable

resistant to change of position or condition

definitely

without question and beyond doubt

expression

the communication of your beliefs or opinions

expression

the communication of your beliefs or opinions

split

separate into parts or portions

certain

established beyond doubt or question; definitely known

spur

a sharp prod on a rider’s heel used to urge a horse onward

subtle

difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

payroll

a list of employees and their salaries

withstand

resist or confront with resistance

heal

recover

undergo

pass through

baffled

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

depleted

no longer sufficient

hanging

the act of suspending something

mildness

good weather with comfortable temperatures

excoriate

express strong disapproval of

handling

the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

ballyhoo

blatant or sensational promotion

snatch up

to grasp hastily or eagerly

snatch up

to grasp hastily or eagerly

hardy

having rugged physical strength

connoisseur

an expert able to appreciate a field

barely

in a sparse or scanty way

vanished

having passed out of existence

spare

more than is needed, desired, or required

heir

a person entitled by law to inherit the estate of another

dismiss

stop associating with

enrage

make someone extremely or violently angry

conceding

the act of conceding or yielding

redress

make reparations or amends for

withstand

resist or confront with resistance

balk

refuse to comply

bind

secure with or as if with ropes

succor

assistance in time of difficulty

gamble

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

spot check

a check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning

borrowing

obtaining funds from a lender

burden

weight to be borne or conveyed

upward

spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

wage

something that remunerates

garment

an article of clothing

pending

awaiting conclusion or confirmation

take up

turn one’s interest to

unlikely

not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

witness

someone who sees an event and reports what happened

haunt

follow stealthily or pursue like a ghost

hurt

be the source of pain

fate

the ultimate agency predetermining the course of events

fate

the ultimate agency predetermining the course of events

convert

change the nature, purpose, or function of something

acknowledge

declare to be true or admit the existence or reality of

upside

the highest or uppermost side of anything

rid

relieve from

quandary

state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options

quandary

state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options

regard

the condition of being honored

oddly

in a strange manner

blindness

the state of being blind or lacking sight

diver

someone who works underwater

wreckage

the remaining parts of something that has been destroyed

tenant

someone who pays rent to use property owned by someone else

bid

propose a payment

shelter

covering that provides protection from the weather

doom

an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

appeal

earnest or urgent request

sought

that is looked for

void

an empty area or space
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