GMAT Self-check – 39 Words

ailment

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

acquiesce

agree or express agreement

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

underplay

act (a role) with great restraint

suffrage

a legal right to vote

contentious

showing an inclination to disagree

demanding

requiring more than usually expected or thought due

denote

have as a meaning

derivative

a compound obtained from another compound

discern

detect with the senses

dissension

disagreement among those expected to cooperate

dissolution

separation into component parts

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

fortuitous

occurring by happy chance

illusory

having the nature of a deceptive trick

inordinate

beyond normal limits

intricacy

the quality of having elaborately complex detail

invert

turn inside out or upside down

pervasive

spreading or spread throughout

momentous

of very great significance

pleading

begging

provision

the activity of supplying something

stature

the height of a standing person

specter

a ghostly appearing figure

salvation

rescuing or protecting someone or something from harm

promissory

relating to a verbal commitment by one person to another

increment

the amount by which something increases

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

cynical

believing the worst of human nature and motives

mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

equitable

fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

upheaval

a violent disturbance

secular

someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

tantalizing

arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable

polygraph

a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)

demeaning

causing awareness of your shortcomings

satirical

exposing human folly to ridicule

auxiliary

furnishing added support

plummet

drop sharply
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