GMAT-8 – 70 Words

buffer

protect from impact

burrow

a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

candescent

glowing from great heat

candidacy

the campaign of a candidate to be elected

canvas

a heavy, closely woven fabric

capitalism

an economic system based on private ownership of assets

carnivorous

relating to flesh-eating animals

carpenter

a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects

denationalization

changing something from state to private ownership or control

depict

give a description of

derive

come from

deter

turn away from by persuasion

deterioration

process of changing to an inferior state

determinant

a causal element or factor

diagnose

subject to a medical analysis

dialect

the usage or vocabulary characteristic of a group of people

diatonic

based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music

disband

cause to break up or cease to function

furtive

secret and sly or sordid

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

geographic

of or relating to the science of geography

gladiatorial

of or relating to or resembling gladiators or their combat

glide

move smoothly and effortlessly

gratification

the act or an instance of satisfying

gratuity

a small, extra gift of money for services rendered

grip

hold fast or firmly

groove

a long narrow furrow cut by a natural process or a tool

habitat

the type of environment in which an organism normally lives

havoc

violent and needless disturbance

hazard

an unpredictable phenomenon that causes a certain result

hazardous

involving risk or danger

heed

careful attention

mucous

of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus

municipal

relating to a self-governing district

municipality

a local district having powers of self-government

narrative

an account that tells the particulars of an act or event

negligible

so small as to be meaningless; insignificant

neuroscientist

a neurobiologist who specializes in the study of the brain

nocturnal

belonging to or active during the night

nonetheless

despite anything to the contrary

notion

a general inclusive concept

reconvene

meet or cause to meet again

recoup

regain or make up for

recreational

of or relating to an activity that diverts or amuses

refusal

the act of showing unwillingness

refuse

show unwillingness towards

regulate

bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage

reign

royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

reinforce

strengthen and support with rewards

reject

refuse to accept or acknowledge

subordinate

an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

subscribe

pay as a contribution to a charity or service

subsidiary

functioning in a supporting capacity

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

subtlety

the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze

suburban

relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs

sunspot

a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun’s photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

suppress

put down by force or authority

incentive

a positive motivational influence

incinerate

become reduced to ashes

incipient

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

rivalry

the act of competing as for profit or a prize

temperate

not extreme

tenfold

by ten times as much

tentative

hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

encroach

advance beyond the usual limit

ensconce

fix firmly

enshrine

enclose in a place of worship

plunge

dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

poach

hunt illegally
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