GMAT List 36 Backward Action Person & Other – 79 Words

afflict

cause physical pain or suffering in

grueling

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

pang

a sudden sharp feeling

convict

find or declare guilty

criminology

the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement

guilty

responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

homicide

the killing of a human being by another human being

illicit

contrary to accepted morality or convention

incriminate

suggest that someone is guilty

inmate

a resident of a dwelling or institution

reprisal

a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

shoplift

steal in a store

smuggle

import or export without paying customs duties

solicit

request urgently or persistently

abduct

take away to an undisclosed location against their will

kidnap

take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

bereft

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

denude

make bare or strip of a covering

deprive

take away

encroach

advance beyond the usual limit

engulf

flow over or cover completely

fade

become less clearly visible or distinguishable

inalienable

incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another

monopoly

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

undercut

cut away the underpart of

counteract

act in opposition to

acoustic

relating to the study of the physical properties of sound

chirp

a sharp sound made by small birds or insects

monitor

someone who observes to ensure fairness or prevent mistakes

pry

be nosey

browse

feed as in a meadow or pasture

detect

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

detectable

capable of being discovered

discern

detect with the senses

discernible

perceptible by the senses or intellect

invisible

impossible or nearly impossible to see

tangible

perceptible by the senses, especially the sense of touch

visual

relating to or using sight

spectator

a close observer; someone who looks at something

interrogate

pose a series of questions to

adolescent

a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

elevate

raise from a lower to a higher position

embrace

squeeze tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

excrete

eliminate from the body

excursion

a journey taken for pleasure

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

hum

sing with closed lips

impact

the striking of one body against another

indulge

yield to; give satisfaction to

intangible

incapable of being perceived by the senses, especially touch

posture

the arrangement of the body and its limbs

raid

a sudden short attack

rally

gather or bring together

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity

siege

an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place

stamp

walk heavily

stance

a rationalized mental attitude

stroke

a single complete movement

vulnerable

capable of being wounded or hurt

barrack

lodge in buildings used to house military personnel

behavioral

of or relating to behavior

startle

surprise greatly

afford

have the financial means to do something or buy something

aptitude

inherent ability

competent

properly or sufficiently qualified, capable, or efficient

omnipotent

having unlimited power

potent

having or wielding force or authority

viable

capable of life or normal growth and development

inability

lack of capacity to do something

aromatic

having a strong pleasant odor

aura

distinctive but intangible quality around a person or thing

foul

highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

fragrance

a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

idiosyncrasy

a behavioral attribute peculiar to an individual

personality

the complex of attributes that characterize an individual

gender

the biological or cultural traits associated with one sex

masculine

associated with men and not with women

hardy

having rugged physical strength

viscous

having a relatively high resistance to flow
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