GMAT List14 – 29 Words

advertent

giving attention

affiliation

the act of becoming formally connected or joined

bifurcation

a separation into two branches

cluster

a grouping of a number of similar things

clutter

a confused multitude of things

descent

a movement downward

entomologist

a scientist who studies insects

fraught

filled with or attended with

fray

wear away by rubbing

glean

gather, as of natural products

heave

lift or elevate

indigenous

originating where it is found

lance

a long pointed rod used as a weapon

outlying

relatively far from a center or middle

prolific

intellectually productive

prompt

according to schedule or without delay

promulgate

state or announce

retention

the act of keeping something

reticent

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

retract

formally reject or disavow

shatter

break into many pieces

shear

cut or cut through with scissors

shell out

administer or bestow, as in small portions

shimmer

shine with a weak or fitful light

shove

come into rough contact with while moving

shovel

a hand tool for lifting loose material

thrash

give a beating to

thread

a fine cord of twisted fibers used in sewing and weaving

ventilate

furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape
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