GMAT LIST 21-25 – 119 Words

insuperable

incapable of being surpassed or excelled

intact

undamaged in any way

intercept

seize, interrupt, or stop something on its way

interloper

someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another

interlude

an intervening period or episode

interpolation

the action of interjecting an action or remark

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

invertebrate

any animal lacking a backbone or notochord

invoke

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

irate

feeling or showing extreme anger

iridescence

the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface

irritant

something that causes discomfort and annoyance

islet

a small island

judicial

expressing careful judgment

jumbo

of great mass; huge and bulky

juror

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

juvenile

of or relating to children or young people

juxtapose

place side by side

kernel

a single whole grain of a cereal

lactation

the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands

lactic

of or relating to or obtained from milk

landlocked

surrounded entirely or almost entirely by land

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

laurel

a small aromatic tree with shiny dark green leaves

laxity

an absence of rigor or strictness

leach

cause (a liquid) to percolate

leaven

a substance used to produce fermentation in dough

leery

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

legitimate

in accordance with accepted standards or principles

letup

a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

levy

impose and collect

limestone

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

listless

lacking zest or vivacity

litigant

a party to a lawsuit

lobe

a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure

loch

a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland

locomotion

the power or ability to move

locomotive

a self-propelled vehicle that draws a train along a track

loom

a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

lucrative

producing a sizeable profit

lump

a compact mass

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

magnitude

the property of relative size or extent

malaria

a disease caused by parasites transmitted by mosquito bite

malfunction

fail to work properly

malice

feeling a need to see others suffer

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent

malpractice

professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage

mammalian

of or relating to the class Mammalia

maneuver

a military training exercise

manic

affected with or marked by frenzy uncontrolled by reason

mannerism

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive to an individual

manumission

the formal act of freeing from slavery

marital

of or relating to the state of marriage

maritime

relating to ships or navigation

marrow

network of connective tissue filling the cavities of bones

marshy

(of soil) soft and watery

masculine

associated with men and not with women

maternal

characteristic of a mother

maternity

the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother

matriarch

a female head of a family or tribe

maxim

a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

measles

a contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots

megalithic

of or relating to megaliths or the people who erected megaliths

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

meld

mix or become mixed together

membrane

a sheet of tissue that lines or connects organs or cells

memoir

an account of the author’s personal experiences

metabolic

of or relating to metabolism

metamorphic

having undergone transformation by pressure, heat, etc.

meteor

small extraterrestrial body that hits the earth’s atmosphere

meteorite

a stony or metallic object from space that hits the earth

meteorological

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

microscopic

so small as to be invisible without a magnifying device

migraine

a severe, recurring headache

milieu

the environmental condition

militant

engaged in war

millennium

a span of 1000 years

millipede

any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs

miraculous

peculiarly fortunate, as if by divine intervention

miscarriage

a natural loss of the products of conception

mishap

an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

molten

reduced to liquid form by heating

monarch

a nation’s ruler usually by hereditary right

monopolistic

having exclusive control over a commercial activity by possession or legal grant

monumental

of outstanding significance

moor

come into or dock at a wharf

morale

a state of individual psychological well-being

mortar

a vessel in which substances can be ground with a pestle

mosque

a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret

mound

a collection of objects laid on top of each other

mow

cut with a blade or mower

mural

a painting that is applied to a wall surface

mutation

a change or alteration in form or qualities

need

require or want

nexus

the means of connection between things linked in series

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

nonstarter

a person with a record of failing

notorious

known widely and usually unfavorably

novice

someone new to a field or activity

noxious

injurious to physical or mental health

nucleus

a part of the cell responsible for growth and reproduction

nuisance

anything that disturbs, endangers life, or is offensive

oblique

slanting or inclined in direction or course or position

obsess

be preoccupied with something

obsolescence

falling into disuse or becoming out of date

odometer

instrument in a vehicle that measures the distance traveled

olfactory

of or relating to the sense of smell

omen

a sign of a thing about to happen

opaque

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy
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