GMAT LIST 16 – 20 – 160 Words

facilitate

make easier

faction

a dissenting clique

fallow

left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season

falsity

the state of being untrue

feasible

capable of being done with means at hand

fecundity

the state of being fertile or capable of producing offspring

feign

make believe with the intent to deceive

ferrous

of or relating to or containing iron

fertility

the state of being capable of producing offspring

fertilize

provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

fervent

characterized by intense emotion

fetal

of or relating to a fetus

fetch

go or come after and bring or take back

feudal

relating to a system where vassals are protected by lords

fickle

liable to sudden unpredictable change

fierce

marked by extreme and violent energy

filament

a thin wire heated by the passage of an electric current

filibuster

a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches

fixture

an object firmly secured in place, especially in a household

fjord

a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs

flaunt

display proudly

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

flippant

showing an inappropriate lack of seriousness

flock

a group of birds

fluctuate

move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

fluorescent

emitting light during exposure to external radiant energy

fodder

coarse food composed of plants or leaves and stalks

folklore

the unwritten stories and proverbs and songs of a culture

follicle

any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

forage

collect or look around for, as food

forager

someone who hunts for food and provisions

foreshadow

indicate by signs

forestall

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

forfeit

lose the right to or lose by some error, offense, or crime

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

forthcoming

at ease in talking to others

fortify

make strong or stronger

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

fracture

breaking of hard tissue such as bone

fraternal

like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

friction

the resistance when a body is moved in contact with another

frugal

avoiding waste

funnel

a conically shaped utensil with a narrow tube at one end

futile

producing no result or effect

gadgeteer

a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets

generic

applicable to an entire class or group

genial

diffusing warmth and friendliness

gentry

the most powerful members of a society

genuine

not fake or counterfeit

gimmick

any clever maneuver

gland

any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

glean

gather, as of natural products

gloomy

depressingly dark

glucose

a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms

gourmet

a person devoted to and knowledgeable about fine food

grant

let have

graphite

used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors

gravel

rock fragments and pebbles

gravitational

of or relating to or caused by gravitation

gregarious

temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

grind

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

groove

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

grove

a small growth of trees without underbrush

gut

the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

gyroscope

rotating mechanism in the form of a mounted spinning wheel

hail

precipitation of ice pellets

halt

cause to stop

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

hardy

having rugged physical strength

harness

an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal

harsh

disagreeable to the senses

haunt

follow stealthily or pursue like a ghost

havoc

violent and needless disturbance

hedgehog

small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines

heed

careful attention

heist

the act of stealing

hemoglobin

a hemoprotein that gives red blood cells their color

herbicide

a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth

herbivore

any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants

herd

a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals

hereditary

occurring among people descended from a common ancestor

heretical

departing from accepted beliefs or standards

heritage

that which is inherited

hieroglyphic

a writing system using picture symbols

hinder

be an obstacle to

hinterland

a remote and undeveloped area

Hispanic

an American whose first language is Spanish

hitherto

up to this point; until the present time

hoary

having gray or white hair as with age

homeostasis

metabolic equilibrium maintained by biological mechanisms

homestead

the house and adjacent grounds occupied by a family

homing

orienting or directing homeward or to a destination

hominid

a member of a family of primate mammals that includes humans

homogeneity

the quality of being similar or comparable

hoof

the hard foot of some mammals

horticultural

of or relating to the cultivation of plants

howl

cry loudly, as of animals

humane

marked by concern with the alleviation of suffering

husk

material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

hydroponic

of or relating to aquiculture

hypnotize

induce a state that resembles sleep in

iconography

the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject

ideographic

of or relating to or consisting of ideograms

idiosyncrasy

a behavioral attribute peculiar to an individual

idle

not in action or at work

illicit

contrary to accepted morality or convention

impact

the striking of one body against another

impartial

free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

impeachment

a formal document charging a public official with misconduct

impede

be a hindrance or obstacle to

implausible

highly imaginative but unlikely

implicit

suggested though not directly expressed

imposition

the act of enforcing something

impoverished

poor enough to need help from others

inalienable

incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another

incandescent

emitting light as a result of being heated

incinerate

become reduced to ashes

incipient

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

incline

lower or bend, as in a nod or bow

inclusion

the act of making a part of something

incompatible

not in harmonious or agreeable combination

incubate

grow under conditions that promote development

incur

make oneself subject to

incursion

the act of entering some territory or domain

indenture

formal agreement as to terms of a debt

indigenous

originating where it is found

indigent

poor enough to need help from others

discriminate

marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions

dispensable

capable of being eliminated or done without

induce

cause to act in a specified manner

indulge

yield to; give satisfaction to

inertia

the tendency of something to stay in rest or motion

inextricably

in a manner incapable of being disentangled or untied

infer

conclude by reasoning

infest

occupy in large numbers or live on a host

infirmary

a health facility where patients receive treatment

inflammation

the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

inflammatory

arousing to action or rebellion

inflict

impose something unpleasant

influenza

an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

influx

the process of flowing in

infrared

having or employing wavelengths longer than light but shorter than radio waves; lying outside the visible spectrum at its red end

infringement

an act that disregards an agreement or a right

infuse

fill, as with a certain quality

ingenious

showing inventiveness and skill

ingenuity

the power of creative imagination

ingest

take food, drink, or some other substance into the body

ingrained

deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

inherent

existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

inlet

an arm off of a larger body of water

inmate

a resident of a dwelling or institution

innate

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

defect

a failing or deficiency

inoculate

inject or treat with the germ of a disease to render immune

inquisitive

given to questioning

inscribe

carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

inscription

the activity of carving or engraving letters or words

instantaneous

occurring with no delay

instill

impart gradually

insulate

surround with material to protect from heat, cold, or noise
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