GMAT List 21 Nature 3 – 81 Words

consequence

a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon

crucial

of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

dominant

most frequent or common

elite

a group or class of persons enjoying superior status

essential

basic and fundamental

fatal

bringing death

fatality

the quality of being able to cause death

momentous

of very great significance

paramount

having superior power and influence

pivotal

being of crucial importance

primary

of first rank or importance or value

signify

denote or connote

substantive

having a firm basis in reality and therefore important

elementary

of or being the essential or basic part

inconsequential

lacking worth or importance

marginal

at or constituting a border or edge

minuscule

very small

minute

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

negligible

so small as to be meaningless; insignificant

nuance

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

peripheral

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary

periphery

the outside boundary or surface of something

trivial

(informal) small and of little importance

unobtrusive

not undesirably noticeable

configuration

an arrangement of parts or elements

contour

a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height

exterior

situated in the outdoors or outside of a building

ostensible

appearing as such but not necessarily so

profile

an outline of something, especially a face from the side

crinkle

make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface

cumbersome

difficult to handle or use because of size or weight

unwieldy

difficult to use or handle because of size or weight

underweight

being very thin

hitherto

up to this point; until the present time

delay

time during which some action is awaited

ensue

take place or happen afterward or as a result

eventual

expected to follow in the indefinite future

posthumous

occurring or coming into existence after a person’s death

postpone

hold back to a later time

subsequent

following in time or order

ultimate

furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme

simultaneously

at the same instant

synchronize

happen at the same time

sequence

a following of one thing after another in time

imminent

close in time; about to occur

instantaneous

occurring with no delay

precaution

a measure taken in advance to ward off impending danger

precede

be earlier in time

predate

be earlier in time; go back further

predecessor

one who precedes you in time

preliminary

preceding or in preparation for something more important

previous

just preceding something else in time or order

primitive

characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

primordial

having existed from the beginning

proactive

causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond

prompt

according to schedule or without delay

unprecedented

novel; having no earlier occurrence

dense

having high compaction or concentration

intimate

marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

replete

filled to satisfaction with food or drink

drastic

forceful and extreme and rigorous

emergent

coming into existence

enormous

extraordinarily large in size or extent or degree

exaggerate

enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

excessive

beyond normal limits

exhaustive

performed comprehensively and completely

exorbitant

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

immoderate

beyond reasonable limits

extremely

to the greatest possible degree

radical

far beyond the norm

rudimentary

being in the earliest stages of development

thorough

painstakingly careful and accurate

ingrained

deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

underlying

in the nature of something though not readily apparent

intact

undamaged in any way

moderate

marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

permissive

not strict in discipline

pertinent

being of striking appropriateness

immature

not yet fully developed

mature

having reached full natural growth or development

premature

too soon or too hasty
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