GMAT Evol. test – 309 Words

suspicious

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

defective

having a flaw

pronoun

a function word that is used in place of a noun

proceed

move ahead; travel onward in time or space

clause

a separate section of a legal document

singular

being a single and separate person or thing

wordy

using or containing too many words

awkward

lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

novelist

one who writes novels

blacking

a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear

travelogue

a film or illustrated lecture on traveling

prompt

according to schedule or without delay

intend

have in mind as a purpose

simultaneously

at the same instant

run-on

(verse) without a rhetorical pause between lines

disembodied

not having a material body

proper

marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

modifier

a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

expression

the communication of your beliefs or opinions

simplify

make easier or reduce in complexity or extent

fraction

a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

denominator

the divisor of a fraction

require

have need of

attempt

make an effort

succeed

attain success or reach a desired goal

catch up

learn belatedly; find out about something after it happened

seeming

appearing as such but not necessarily so

complexity

the quality of being intricate and compounded

distinctive

of a feature that helps to identify a person or thing

correspond

take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

perplexing

lacking clarity of meaning

parse

analyze the sentence structure of

discrepancy

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

contradict

prove negative; show to be false

assume

take to be the case or to be true

mystery

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

resolve

find a solution or answer

release

grant freedom to; free from confinement

lag

hang or fall in movement, progress, development, etc.

bear

be pregnant with

bearing

characteristic way of holding one’s body

whim

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

smooth

having a surface free from roughness or irregularities

integer

any natural number or its negative, or zero

shift

move very slightly

scarcity

a small and inadequate amount

breakthrough

the act of making an important discovery

urgently

with great urgency

coursework

work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student’s grade in the course

integrate

make into a whole or make part of a whole

consider

think about carefully; weigh

frame

the internal structure that gives an artifact its shape

emphasize

stress or single out as important

beyond

farther along in space or time or degree

acumen

shrewdness shown by keen insight

thrust

push forcefully

disrupt

make a break in

trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

boom

a deep prolonged loud noise

sustainability

the capacity of being prolonged

tenfold

by ten times as much

centenarian

being at least 100 years old

project

a planned undertaking

inclusive

encompassing much or everything

implication

something that is inferred

conduct

the way a person behaves toward other people

similarity

the quality of being alike

distinct

constituting a separate entity or part

cohesive

well integrated

transparency

the quality of being clear

dominance

the power or right to give orders or make decisions

emergence

the act of coming out into view

diverse

distinctly dissimilar or unlike

suburb

a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

rural

living in or characteristic of farming or country life

burgeon

grow and flourish

rapidly

with quick movements

expand

extend in one or more directions

advance

move forward

proliferation

a rapid increase in number

largely

mainly or chiefly

fluency

powerful and effective language

brace

a support that steadies or strengthens something else

bracing

refreshing or invigorating

perspective

a way of regarding situations or topics

heading

a line of text indicating what the passage below it is about

reveal

make visible

headcount

number of people in a particular group

continuous

moving in time or space without interruption

line up

form a line

concern

something that interests you because it is important

fixate

pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

volatile

liable to lead to sudden change or violence

major

greater in scope or effect

insight

clear or deep perception of a situation

reveal

make visible

implication

something that is inferred

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

exceed

be or do something to a greater degree

mindset

an attitude determining how you will respond to situations

covet

wish, long, or crave for

coveted

greatly desired

root

underground plant organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes

regardless

in spite of everything

burst

come open suddenly and violently

disrupt

make a break in

amass

collect or gather

stuck

caught or fixed

derive

come from

reap

get or derive

quietly

with low volume

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

pull off

pull or pull out sharply

pull

apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

engagement

a meeting arranged in advance

ream

a quantity of paper

meaningful

having a purpose

struggle

strenuous effort

break down

stop operating or functioning

enhance

increase

stagnant

not growing or changing; without force or vitality

free

able to act at will

reliance

the state of depending on something

retrieve

get or find back; recover the use of

glean

gather, as of natural products

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

personnel

group of people willing to obey orders

lading

goods carried by a large vehicle

obtain

come into possession of

alter

cause to change; make different

ledger

a record in which commercial accounts are recorded

dig into

examine physically with or as if with a probe

intricate

having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

depict

give a description of

ebb

the outward flow of the tide

input

signal going into an electronic system

eliminate

end, take out, or do away with

validate

confirm the legal force of

trove

a valuable collection or treasure found hidden

payoff

the final payment of a debt

substantive

having a firm basis in reality and therefore important

shift

move very slightly

query

an instance of questioning

outlier

an extreme deviation from the mean

yield

give or supply

refine

reduce to a pure state

anticipate

regard something as probable or likely

prevent

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

earnings

something that remunerates

underlying

in the nature of something though not readily apparent

bridge

structure allowing passage across a river or other obstacle

depict

give a description of

discern

detect with the senses

transparently

so as to allow the passage of light

breach

an opening, especially a gap in a dike or fortification

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

enormously

extremely

fraudulent

intended to deceive

spreadsheet

a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen

detect

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

overlay

put something on top of something else

atop

on, to, or at the top

weigh

have a certain heft

entire

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

aggregate

a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together

digestible

capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal

threshold

the starting point for a new state or experience

deviation

a variation from the standard or norm

ultimately

as the end result of a succession or process

lag

hang or fall in movement, progress, development, etc.

transformable

capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy

retrieve

get or find back; recover the use of

pinpoint

the sharp point of a pin

revise

make changes to

retain

secure and keep for possible future use or application

thorough

painstakingly careful and accurate

pave

cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

payroll

a list of employees and their salaries

consistently

in a systematic or steady manner

recurring

coming back

exposure

the state of being vulnerable to something

essential

basic and fundamental

footprint

a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

ongoing

currently happening

adjust

alter or regulate so as to conform to a standard

integral

existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

align

place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

overlay

put something on top of something else

appropriately

in an appropriate manner

racing

the sport of engaging in contests of speed

savvy

the ability to shrewdly understand or judge things

draw

cause to move by pulling

disrupt

make a break in

proprietary

protected by trademark or patent or copyright

similarly

in like manner

call on

have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

forefront

the part in the front or nearest the viewer

substantial

real; having a material or factual existence

annuity

income from capital investment paid regularly

policyholder

a person who holds an insurance policy

actuarial

relating to statistics to calculate insurance premiums

lapse

drop to a lower level, as in one’s morals or standards

withdraw

pull back or move away or backward

insurer

a financial institution that sells insurance

beyond

farther along in space or time or degree

approach

move towards

tailor

a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

integrity

an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

shift

move very slightly

ad hoc

for or concerned with one specific purpose

nimble

moving quickly and lightly

rigor

excessive sternness

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

accordingly

in agreement with

suspicious

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

ream

a quantity of paper

comb

a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge

abnormality

an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

transparency

the quality of being clear

mine

excavation from which ores and minerals are extracted

bucket

a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top

multivariate

pertaining to any procedure involving two or more variables

inferential

relating to or having the nature of illation or inference

ledger

a record in which commercial accounts are recorded

remedy

a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain

remedial

tending or intended to rectify or improve

pitfall

an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

vendor

someone who exchanges goods or services for money

entail

have as a logical consequence

concrete

capable of being perceived by the senses

dedicate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

affirm

declare solemnly and formally as true

reaffirm

assert once again

enact

order by virtue of superior authority; decree

primary

of first rank or importance or value

infuse

fill, as with a certain quality

proficiency

the quality of having great facility and competence

sophistication

the quality or character of being intellectually worldly

tentative

hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

legacy

a gift of personal property by will

exploratory

serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

inference

drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence

favor

an act of gracious kindness

grasp

hold firmly

mock up

construct a model of

progression

the act of moving forward, as toward a goal

rapidly

with quick movements

authentic

not counterfeit or copied

resilient

recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like

inclusive

encompassing much or everything

passionate

having or expressing strong emotions

empathy

understanding and entering into another’s feelings

cognizant

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

solicit

request urgently or persistently

essential

basic and fundamental

solid

not soft or yielding to pressure

curiosity

a state in which you want to learn more about something

abreast

alongside each other, facing in the same direction

aptitude

inherent ability

entail

have as a logical consequence

lever

a simple machine giving a mechanical advantage on a fulcrum

curiosity

a state in which you want to learn more about something

dexterity

adroitness in using the hands

consciously

with awareness

persuasively

in a persuasive manner

fluidity

the property of flowing easily

embrace

squeeze tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

beyond

farther along in space or time or degree

incorporate

make into a whole or make part of a whole

flip

turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse

reverse

change to the contrary

explicitly

in a clearly expressed manner

enroll

register formally as a participant or member

daunt

cause to lose courage

daunting

discouraging through fear

sought

that is looked for

stretch

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

thin

of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite

vast

unusually great in size or amount or extent or scope

trove

a valuable collection or treasure found hidden

capture

seize as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

mature

having reached full natural growth or development

grasp

hold firmly

viability

the state of being capable of normal growth and development

compel

force somebody to do something

underway

currently in progress

sweep

sweep with a broom or as if with a broom

commodity

articles of commerce

destine

decree or designate beforehand

ramp up

bolster or strengthen

encounter

come together

gravitate

move toward

reluctant

not eager

underpin

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

dropout

someone who quits school before graduation

leverage

the mechanical advantage gained by a machine on a fulcrum

retention

the act of keeping something

blueprint

something intended as a guide for making something else

steer

be a guiding or motivating force or drive

verse

a piece of poetry

span

the distance or interval between two points

envision

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

encourage

inspire with confidence

incremental

increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions

garner

assemble or get together

constituency

the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

armed

having limbs
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