GMAT List 14 Social Affairs 3 – 71 Words

boldface

a typeface with thick heavy lines

portfolio

a large, thin case for loose papers or drawings or maps

brochure

a small book usually having a paper cover

catalogue

a complete list of things, usually arranged systematically

charter

a document creating an institution and specifying its rights

chronicle

a record or narrative description of past events

chronology

an arrangement of events in time

compendium

a publication containing a variety of works

context

the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation

contraction

the act of decreasing in size or volume or quantity or scope

contractual

relating to or part of a binding legal agreement

convention

the act of meeting formally

diploma

a document certifying the completion of a course of study

editorial

an article giving opinions or perspectives

episode

a happening that is distinctive in a series of events

guideline

a rule that provides direction for appropriate behavior

manuscript

the form of a literary work submitted for publication

memoir

an account of the author’s personal experiences

memorandum

a written proposal or reminder

notification

informing by words

pamphlet

a small book usually having a paper cover

paperwork

work that involves handling papers: forms or letters or reports etc.

petition

a formal request that something be submitted to an authority

protocol

forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by officials

referendum

a legislative act referred for approval to a popular vote

version

something a little different from others of the same type

civic

of or relating or belonging to a city

civil

of or occurring between or among citizens of the state

civilization

a society in an advanced state of social development

compatriot

a person from your own country

congregation

the act of assembling

Congress

the legislature of the United States government

denationalization

changing something from state to private ownership or control

electorate

the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote

inhabitant

a person who lives in a particular place

lot

anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

mainstream

the prevailing current of thought

monarch

a nation’s ruler usually by hereditary right

phenomenon

any state or process known through the senses

mason

a craftsman who works with stone or brick

gregarious

temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

commission

the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

committee

a special group delegated to consider some matter

corporation

a business firm recognized by law as a single body

division

the act of partitioning

faction

a dissenting clique

federal

of a government with central and regional authorities

guild

a formal association of people with similar interests

eligible

qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

entitled

qualified for by right according to law

contemporary

occurring in the same period of time

epochal

highly significant, especially bringing about a new era

era

a period marked by distinctive character

juvenile

of or relating to children or young people

medieval

relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

millennium

a span of 1000 years

outdated

old; no longer valid or fashionable

outmoded

out of fashion

overdue

not paid at the scheduled time

desegregation

incorporation of a formerly excluded group into a community

gypsy

a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

enslave

force into servitude

ethnic

distinctive of the ways of living of a group of people

ethnicity

an affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

ethnocentric

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

ethnology

branch of anthropology dealing with divisions of humankind

interracial

between races

minority

being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts

racist

a person with a belief in the superiority of one people

tribal

relating to or characteristic of a clan or social group

Spaniard

a native or inhabitant of Spain
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