GMAT List38 – 17 Words

atherosclerosis

a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries

atrophy

a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

curt

brief and to the point

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

eclipse

the phenomenon when one celestial body obscures another

lubricant

a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery

munch

chew noisily

mussel

marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.

offset

a compensating equivalent

plight

a situation from which extrication is difficult

regal

belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

surgical

of or relating to a medical operation

surmise

infer from incomplete evidence

surpass

be or do something to a greater degree

susceptible

yielding readily to or capable of

suspect

regard as untrustworthy
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