GMAT LIST 11 – 15 – 142 Words

conventional

following accepted customs and proprieties

delve

turn up, loosen, or remove earth

demonstrably

in an obvious and provable manner

denote

have as a meaning

denounce

speak out against

denunciatory

containing warning of punishment

deplete

use up, as resources or materials

deprecate

express strong disapproval of; deplore

designate

design or destine

despise

look down on with disdain

deter

turn away from by persuasion

deteriorate

become worse or disintegrate

detrimental

causing harm or injury

devastate

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

devise

arrange by systematic planning and united effort

devoid

completely wanting or lacking

dichotomy

a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

diminution

change toward something smaller or lower

dire

fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless

discern

detect with the senses

disciple

one who believes and helps spread the doctrine of another

discrepancy

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

discretion

power of making choices unconstrained by external agencies

discriminate

marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions

disenchanted

freed from enchantment

disenfranchise

deprive of voting rights

disinclined

unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval

dislodge

remove or force from a position previously occupied

dismal

causing dejection

dismantle

take off or remove

dismay

the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

disparaging

expressive of low opinion

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

dispel

to cause to separate and go in different directions

dispense

administer or bestow, as in small portions

disperse

move away from each other

displace

cause to move, usually with force or pressure

dispose

give, sell, or transfer to another

disproportionate

out of proper balance

disseminate

cause to become widely known

dissent

a difference of opinion

dissipate

cause to separate and go in different directions

distill

undergo condensation

diverge

move or draw apart

diversion

a turning aside

divest

take away possessions from someone

divisive

causing or characterized by disagreement or disunity

divulge

make known to the public information previously kept secret

dormant

inactive but capable of becoming active

dosage

a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

downplay

understate the importance or quality of

drab

a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

drainage

emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it

drastic

forceful and extreme and rigorous

drizzle

very light rain

dubious

fraught with uncertainty or doubt

ductile

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

dwindle

become smaller or lose substance

editorial

an article giving opinions or perspectives

efficacy

capacity or power to produce a desired result

effigy

a representation of a person

effluent

water mixed with waste matter

egalitarianism

the doctrine of the equality of mankind

egoistic

limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

elaborate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

elliptical

rounded like an egg

elongate

make long or longer by pulling and stretching

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

elude

escape, either physically or mentally

emancipation

freeing someone from the control of another

embalm

preserve a dead body

embark

go on board

embed

fix or set securely or deeply

embryo

an animal organism in the early stages of growth

eminent

standing above others in quality or position

emit

give off, send forth, or discharge

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

enamel

any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

encephalitis

inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus

enclose

surround completely

encompass

include in scope

encroach

advance beyond the usual limit

encyclopedia

a reference work containing articles on various topics

endeavor

attempt by employing effort

endemic

native to or confined to a certain region

endorphin

a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties

endothermic

occurring or formed with absorption of heat

enfranchisement

the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on

engender

call forth

engulf

flow over or cover completely

enlightened

having knowledge and spiritual insight

enlist

join the military

ensemble

an assemblage of parts considered as forming a whole

enshrine

enclose in a place of worship

entail

have as a logical consequence

entice

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

entitle

give the right to

entrant

someone who comes in

entrapment

missing

enumerate

specify individually

envelop

enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

envision

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

enzyme

a complex protein produced by cells that acts as a catalyst

epicenter

a point on the Earth’s surface directly above an earthquake

epidemic

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

episodic

divided into or composed of distinct scenes or events

epochal

highly significant, especially bringing about a new era

eradicate

destroy completely, as if down to the roots

ergonomic

relating to the study of workers and their environments

errand

a short trip taken in the performance of a necessary task

erratic

liable to sudden unpredictable change

escalate

increase in extent or intensity

eschew

avoid and stay away from deliberately

essence

the choicest or most vital part of some idea or experience

etched

cut or impressed into a surface

eternal

continuing forever or indefinitely

ethnic

distinctive of the ways of living of a group of people

ethnographic

of or relating to ethnography

euphoria

a feeling of great elation

evaporate

change into gas or steam

exacerbate

make worse

exaggerate

enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

excavate

recover through digging

exceedingly

to an extreme degree

excerpt

a passage selected from a larger work

excrete

eliminate from the body

excursion

a journey taken for pleasure

exemplary

worthy of imitation

exemplify

be characteristic of

exert

put to use

exhaustive

performed comprehensively and completely

exonerate

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

exotic

characteristic of another place or part of the world

expatriate

a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

exploit

use or manipulate to one’s advantage

expound

add details, as to an account or idea

exquisite

delicately beautiful

extensive

large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

extinguish

put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

extraneous

not belonging to that in which it is contained

extraterrestrial

originating, located, or occurring outside Earth
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