GMAT List 37 Language/Other – 68 Words

absurd

inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

acid

any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste

cynical

believing the worst of human nature and motives

ironic

displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is

poke

thrust abruptly

tease

mock or make fun of playfully

accuse

blame for; make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

critique

appraise or judge in an analytical way

denounce

speak out against

denunciation

a public act of denouncing

reproach

express criticism towards

repudiate

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

stigmatize

condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

victimize

cause someone to suffer some adverse circumstance

aspersion

a disparaging remark

complaint

an expression of grievance or resentment

grievance

a complaint about a wrong that causes resentment

articulate

express or state clearly

eloquence

powerful and effective language

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

abruptly

quickly and without warning

afterlife

life after death

alleged

doubtful or suspect

alumnus

a person who has received a degree from a school

burrow

a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

cellular

relating to cells

cure-all

hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases

deluxe

rich and superior in quality

despite

contemptuous disregard

encode

convert information into code

evolutionary

relating to the development of a species

excavate

recover through digging

excavation

the act of digging

extant

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

feat

a notable achievement

feudal

relating to a system where vassals are protected by lords

granular

composed of or covered with particles resembling meal

hallmark

a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin

hegemony

the dominance or leadership of one social group over others

heritage

that which is inherited

hierarchy

a series of ordered groupings within a system

highlight

an area of lightness in a picture

idealize

consider or render as the best or most appropriate type

immediacy

the quickness of action or occurrence

immobilize

to hold fast or prevent from moving

improvise

manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

incomplete

not total or final

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

incumbent

necessary as a duty or responsibility; morally binding

indigenous

originating where it is found

aquatic

operating or living or growing in water

embalm

preserve a dead body

offshoot

a natural consequence of development

particular

unique or specific to a person or thing or category

predicate

involve as a necessary condition of consequence

register

an official written record of names or events

reign

royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

seniority

higher rank especially by reason of longer service

specialize

become more focused on an area of activity or field of study

stitch

a link or loop made by sewing, knitting, or needlework

tenure

the term during which some position is held

tickle

touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

trait

a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

virgin

a person who has never had sex

virtually

in essence or effect but not in fact

wingspan

linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil

zing

the activeness of an energetic personality
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