GMAT List7 – 22 Words

abundance

the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

accede

yield to another’s wish or opinion

barrel

a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

caucus

meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

deft

skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

degradation

changing to a lower, less respected state

empirical

derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

garment

an article of clothing

kernel

a single whole grain of a cereal

mantle

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

naval

connected with an organization of military vessels

ordain

invest with ministerial or priestly authority

prelude

something that introduces what follows

preponderant

having superior power and influence

prescient

perceiving the significance of events before they occur

reprieve

postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal

scrap

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

scrape

cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

tectonic

pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth’s crust

varnish

a coating that provides a hard, lustrous finish to a surface
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