GMAT Practice 1 – 97 Words

lobotomy

surgery on nerves to and from the frontal lobe of the brain

sieve

a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material

excoriate

express strong disapproval of

refutation

the act of determining that something is false

unabated

continuing at full strength or intensity

subvert

destroy completely

ferment

cause to undergo the breakdown of sugar into alcohol

futile

producing no result or effect

ensuing

following immediately and as a result of what went before

rainmaker

executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm

attribution

assigning to a cause or source

unwarranted

incapable of being justified or explained

envision

imagine, conceive of, or see in one’s mind

dwelling

housing that someone is living in

extinct

no longer in existence

deter

turn away from by persuasion

deter

turn away from by persuasion

precede

be earlier in time

heretofore

up to this point or up to the present time

outweigh

be more important or signficant than

perversity

the act of deliberately deviating from what is moral or good

mortality

the quality or state of being subject to death

expulsion

the act of forcing out someone or something

determinant

a causal element or factor

approbation

official acceptance or agreement

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

abolitionist

a reformer who favors putting an end to slavery

endemic

native to or confined to a certain region

repudiation

rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

ethnicity

an affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

primordial

having existed from the beginning

wield

handle effectively

emeritus

a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties

grandeur

the quality of being magnificent or splendid

balk

refuse to comply

invasive

gradually intrusive without right or permission

laxity

an absence of rigor or strictness

ravage

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

fledgeling

young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

unsullied

free from blemishes

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

ethnicity

an affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

primordial

having existed from the beginning

strife

bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

allay

lessen the intensity of or calm

incite

provoke or stir up

bicker

argue over petty things

unceasingly

without stopping

disseminate

cause to become widely known

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

sparse

not dense

forager

someone who hunts for food and provisions

indecision

the trait of irresolution

indignity

an affront to one’s self-esteem

ethos

the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era

sagging

hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)

pare

strip the skin off

predisposed

made susceptible

emphatic

spoken with particular stress

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

infraction

a violation of a law or rule

incarcerate

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

expounder

a person who explains

medicinal

treating, preventing or alleviating the symptoms of disease

exhausted

depleted of energy, force, or strength

prudence

discretion in practical affairs

outweigh

be more important or signficant than

elongated

drawn out or made longer spatially

hegemony

the dominance or leadership of one social group over others

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity

forestall

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

unequivocal

admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding

advent

arrival that has been awaited

arable

capable of being farmed productively

fabrication

the act of making a product from raw materials

predestine

decree or determine beforehand

perturbed

thrown into a state of agitated confusion

nonpartisan

free from party affiliation or bias

abolitionism

the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

utilitarian

having a useful function

confer

present

consummate

having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

anomalous

deviating from the general or common order or type

disruptive

characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

maneuver

a military training exercise

stray

wander from a direct course or at random

unrelenting

not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

impediment

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

pursuit

the act of following in an effort to overtake or capture

construe

make sense of; assign a meaning to

determinant

a causal element or factor

impasse

a situation in which no progress can be made

runoff

an election to resolve a vote that did not produce a winner

solstice

when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator
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