GMAT vocabulary – 3rd – 83 Words

cultivate

adapt something wild to the environment

inadvertent

happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

resentful

full of or marked by indignant ill will

adherence

the property or act of sticking together

deter

turn away from by persuasion

offset

a compensating equivalent

smear

smudge or soil by smudging

shrink

wither, as with a loss of moisture

fortify

make strong or stronger

suffrage

a legal right to vote

coincide

happen simultaneously

indiscriminate

failing to make or recognize distinctions

abolish

do away with

coloration

appearance with regard to color

merely

and nothing more

mingle

bring or combine together or with something else

scarce

deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

feline

of or relating to cats

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent

mainstay

a prominent supporter

palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

peculiar

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

minute

a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

trajectory

the path followed by an object moving through space

devise

arrange by systematic planning and united effort

insurmountable

not capable of being overcome

compel

force somebody to do something

amend

make revisions to

sporadic

recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances

relief

the act of reducing something unpleasant

marginal

at or constituting a border or edge

pantheon

a temple to all the gods of antiquity

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

invoke

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

locomotion

the power or ability to move

metabolism

the organic processes that are necessary for life

forage

collect or look around for, as food

topple

fall down, as if collapsing

conspire

act in agreement and in secret towards a deceitful purpose

wield

handle effectively

inherent

existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

undertake

enter upon an activity or enterprise

overlook

have a view of something from above

exclusion

a deliberate act of omission

contraction

the act of decreasing in size or volume or quantity or scope

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

accentuate

stress or single out as important

dissuade

turn away from by persuasion

wean

gradually deprive of mother’s milk

strain

exert much effort or energy

pronounce

speak or utter in a certain way

ordinance

an authoritative rule

sentiment

a personal belief or judgment

evade

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing

prolific

intellectually productive

reclamation

rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

subjective

taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

disintegrate

break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

splotch

an irregularly shaped spot or patch

anomaly

deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

harbor

a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

truce

a state of peace agreed to between opponents

sanitation

the state of being clean and conducive to health

hygiene

a condition promoting sanitary practices

dispute

the act of coming into conflict

controversy

a dispute where there is strong disagreement

retain

secure and keep for possible future use or application

account for

be the reason or explanation for

induce

cause to act in a specified manner

maize

corn

insecticide

a chemical used to kill bugs

pollen

the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant

disperse

move away from each other

staple

material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

subsist

support oneself

oblivion

the state of being disregarded or forgotten

propaganda

information that is spread to promote some cause

hinder

be an obstacle to

feed on

be sustained by

conducive

tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

abundant

present in great quantity

consent

give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
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