GMAT List 16-19 – 250 Words

integrated

formed or united into a whole

intense

possessing a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

intensify

increase in extent

intent

an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions

interact

do something together or with others

intercept

seize, interrupt, or stop something on its way

interdependence

a relation between entities that rely on each other

interest rate

the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use

interfere

get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action

interior

inside and toward a center

interlude

an intervening period or episode

intermediary

a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

intermediate

lying between two extremes in time, space, or state

interpolation

the action of interjecting an action or remark

intersect

meet or cross at a point; overlap

intersection

the act of meeting at a point

intersperse

introduce into one’s writing or speech (certain expressions)

interstellar

between or among stars

interval

the distance between things

intervention

the act of interposing one thing between or among others

intestinal

of or relating to or inside the intestines

intimate

marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

intricate

having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

intrigue

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends

intrinsic

belonging to a thing by its very nature

intuition

instinctive knowing, without the use of rational processes

invade

march aggressively into a territory by military force

invariant

unvarying in nature

inventory

a detailed list of all the items in stock

invertebrate

any animal lacking a backbone or notochord

invert

turn inside out or upside down

invoke

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

irate

feeling or showing extreme anger

ironic

displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is

irradiation

(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

irreconcilable

impossible to bring into accord

irreversible

incapable of being turned around

irritant

something that causes discomfort and annoyance

isolate

place or set apart

isotope

atom with same atomic number, different number of neutrons

jeopardize

pose a threat to; present a danger to

judicial

expressing careful judgment

jumbo

of great mass; huge and bulky

jurisdiction

the territory within which power can be exercised

juror

a member of a group that delivers a verdict at a trial

justify

show to be right by providing proof

juvenile

of or relating to children or young people

juxtapose

place side by side

kidney

either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine

kin

a person related to another or others

kinetic

relating to the motion of material bodies and their forces

lactic

of or relating to or obtained from milk

lag

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

lame duck

an elected official still in office but not slated to continue

landfill

an area where waste is disposed of by burying it underground

landlocked

surrounded entirely or almost entirely by land

landscape

an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

lane

a narrow way or road

lapse

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

larva

the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

latch

catch for fastening a door or gate

lateral

situated at or extending to the side

latitude

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

launch

propel with force

laurel

a small aromatic tree with shiny dark green leaves

laxity

an absence of rigor or strictness

leach

cause (a liquid) to percolate

lease

a contract granting use or occupation of property

leaven

a substance used to produce fermentation in dough

leery

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

legitimate

in accordance with accepted standards or principles

lessen

decrease in size, extent, or range

lethal

of an instrument of certain death

letup

a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

levy

impose and collect

liable

subject to legal action

limestone

a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

linear

involving a single dimension

lipoprotein

a conjugated protein having a lipid component

liquidation

termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

listless

lacking zest or vivacity

literacy

the ability to read and write

literally

without exaggeration

litigant

a party to a lawsuit

liver

large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes

lizard

relatively long-bodied reptile with legs and a tapering tail

loaf

a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating

lobby

a large entrance or reception room or area

lobe

a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure

lobster

any of several edible marine crustaceans

locomotion

the power or ability to move

lodge

a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter

logotype

a company emblem or device

longevity

the property of having lived for a considerable time

loom

a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

lore

knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

lounge

sit or recline comfortably

lucrative

producing a sizeable profit

lumber

the wood of trees prepared for use as building material

lump

a compact mass

lunar

of or relating to or associated with the moon

lure

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

lymph

a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels

lysis

(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria

magnesium

a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element

magnet

a device that attracts iron and produces lines of force

magnitude

the property of relative size or extent

mainstream

the prevailing current of thought

malaria

a disease caused by parasites transmitted by mosquito bite

malfunction

fail to work properly

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent

malpractice

professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage

mammalian

of or relating to the class Mammalia

mandatory

required by rule

maneuver

a military training exercise

manic

affected with or marked by frenzy uncontrolled by reason

manipulate

influence or control shrewdly or deviously

mannerism

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive to an individual

mantle

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

manual

of or relating to the hands

manufacture

put together out of artificial or natural components

manumission

the formal act of freeing from slavery

manuscript

the form of a literary work submitted for publication

margin

the boundary line or area immediately inside the boundary

marital

of or relating to the state of marriage

marrow

network of connective tissue filling the cavities of bones

marsh

low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation

martial

suggesting war or military life

masculine

associated with men and not with women

mass

the property of a body that causes it to have weight

materialistic

marked by a desire for wealth and possessions

maternal

characteristic of a mother

matrix

an enclosure within which something originates or develops

maturation

the act of coming to full development

mature

having reached full natural growth or development

maxim

a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

measles

a contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots

mechanism

device consisting of a piece of machinery

median

relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle

mediate

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

medication

something that treats or prevents the symptoms of disease

medieval

relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

medium

the surrounding environment

megalithic

of or relating to megaliths or the people who erected megaliths

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

membrane

a sheet of tissue that lines or connects organs or cells

memoir

an account of the author’s personal experiences

merchant

a businessperson engaged in retail trade

metabolic

of or relating to metabolism

metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity

meteor

small extraterrestrial body that hits the earth’s atmosphere

meteorological

of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions

methane

a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

metric

based on a decimal unit of measurement

microbe

a minute life form ; the term is not in technical use

microorganism

any organism of microscopic size

microscopic

so small as to be invisible without a magnifying device

migraine

a severe, recurring headache

mileage

distance measured in miles

milieu

the environmental condition

militant

engaged in war

millennium

a span of 1000 years

mimic

imitate, especially for satirical effect

miniature

being on a very small scale

minimum

the smallest possible quantity

mint

any member of the mint family of plants

minus

on the negative side or lower end of a scale

minute

a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

mishap

an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

misinterpret

construe wrongly

misrepresent

describe or present falsely

missile

a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a target

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

modem

a device used to connect computers by a telephone line

modest

marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

mold

the distinctive form in which a thing is made

mole

a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin

molecule

the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

molten

reduced to liquid form by heating

monarch

a nation’s ruler usually by hereditary right

monitor

someone who observes to ensure fairness or prevent mistakes

mononucleosis

an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing

monopoly

a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller

monsoon

a seasonal wind in southern Asia

moor

come into or dock at a wharf

morale

a state of individual psychological well-being

morphine

an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium

mortality

the quality or state of being subject to death

mortgage

a conveyance of property as security for repaying a loan

mosque

a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret

mosquito

two-winged insect that sucks the blood of humans and animals

motion

the act of changing location from one place to another

mound

a collection of objects laid on top of each other

mount

go up, advance, or increase

mow

cut with a blade or mower

multicellular

consisting of many basic structural and functional units

multiple

having or involving more than one part or entity

multiply

combine by adding the same number repeatedly

multitude

a large indefinite number

municipal

relating to a self-governing district

mural

a painting that is applied to a wall surface

mutation

a change or alteration in form or qualities

mutual

common to or shared by two or more parties

mystic

beyond ordinary understanding

mythic

relating to or having the nature of myth

mythology

the body of stories associated with a culture or institution

naturalize

make into a citizen

navy

an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare

nebula

an immense cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space

necessitate

require as useful, just, or proper

needy

poor enough to need help from others

negative

characterized by denial or opposition or resistance

negligence

failure to act with the prudence of a reasonable person

negotiate

discuss the terms of an arrangement

nematode

unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic

neural

of or relating to the nervous system

neuron

a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

neutral

having no personal preference

neutron

an elementary particle with zero charge

newlywed

someone recently married

nexus

the means of connection between things linked in series

niche

a small concavity

nihilism

complete denial of established authority and institutions

nocturnal

belonging to or active during the night

nomad

a member of a people who have no permanent home

nominate

propose as a candidate for some honor

noncommittal

refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action

essential

basic and fundamental

nonstarter

a person with a record of failing

note

a brief written record

notice

the act of paying attention

notorious

known widely and usually unfavorably

novel

an extended fictional work in prose

novice

someone new to a field or activity

noxious

injurious to physical or mental health

nuclear

constituting the core or central part

nucleon

a constituent (proton or neutron) of an atomic nucleus

nucleotide

a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside

nucleus

a part of the cell responsible for growth and reproduction

numerator

the dividend of a fraction

nutrition

the organic process of nourishing or being nourished

oat

annual grass of Europe and North Africa

obese

excessively fat

objective

the goal intended to be attained

oblique

slanting or inclined in direction or course or position

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

observatory

a building equipped to view astronomical phenomena

obsess

be preoccupied with something

obsolescence

falling into disuse or becoming out of date

obstacle

something that stands in the way and must be surmounted
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