GMAT List8 – 26 Words

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

accommodate

have room for; hold without crowding

barricade

a barrier to impede the advance of an enemy

censorship

deleting parts of publications or theatrical performances

enamel

any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

enclave

an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct

encompass

include in scope

fusion

the act of melding or melting together

futile

producing no result or effect

gale

a strong wind moving 45-90 knots

harness

an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal

impoverish

make poor

impulse

an impelling force or strength

kindle

catch fire

manure

any animal or plant material used to fertilize land

ordeal

a severe or trying experience

ordinance

an authoritative rule

preservative

tending or having the power to protect or prevent decay

preside

act as executive officer

repulse

force or drive back

repute

the state of being held in high esteem and honor

scribble

write down quickly without much attention to detail

scribe

someone employed to make written copies of documents

tempest

a violent commotion or disturbance

usurp

seize and take control without authority

wield

handle effectively
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