GMAT List 24 Object Behaviour – 67 Words

absenteeism

habitual failure to be present from work

avoidance

deliberately avoiding

circumvent

surround so as to force to give up

elude

escape, either physically or mentally

elusive

skillful at evading capture

eschew

avoid and stay away from deliberately

indispensable

essential

inevitable

incapable of being avoided or prevented

sidestep

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing

activate

put in motion

actuate

put in motion

boost

increase

impetus

a force that makes something happen

incentive

a positive motivational influence

promote

assign to a higher position

trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

spur

a sharp prod on a rider’s heel used to urge a horse onward

stimulate

cause to act in a specified manner

breakthrough

the act of making an important discovery

impulse

an impelling force or strength

groundbreaking

the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

anticipate

regard something as probable or likely

expectation

belief about the future

forecast

a prediction about how something will develop

foresee

realize beforehand

inspiration

arousal of the mind to unusual activity or creativity

omen

a sign of a thing about to happen

portend

indicate by signs

precursor

something indicating the approach of something or someone

prediction

a statement made about the future

symptom

a sensation associated with a particular disease

estimate

judge tentatively

prescient

perceiving the significance of events before they occur

prospective

of or concerned with or related to the future

assumption

the act of taking something for granted

hypothesis

a tentative insight that is not yet verified or tested

postulate

maintain or assert

presume

take to be the case or to be true

compile

get or gather together

compress

squeeze or press together

condense

cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

encapsulate

enclose in or as if in a small container

epitome

a standard or typical example

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

corrode

cause to deteriorate due to water, air, or an acid

erode

remove soil or rock

crack

a narrow opening

debacle

a sudden and complete disaster

dismember

separate the limbs from the body

fracture

breaking of hard tissue such as bone

rupture

the act of making a sudden noisy break

scatter

cause to separate and go in different directions

segregate

divide from the main body or mass and collect

fissure

a long narrow depression in a surface

fragment

a piece broken off or cut off of something else

partial

being or affecting only a segment

respective

considered individually

crumple

gather something into small wrinkles or folds

crumble

break or fall apart into fragments

debris

the remains of something that has been destroyed

demolish

destroy completely

disintegration

separation into component parts

fragile

easily broken or damaged or destroyed

decay

the organic phenomenon of rotting

degenerate

a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable

degrade

reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

deteriorate

become worse or disintegrate
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