GMAT VOCABULARY PART 3 – 176 Words

counterclockwise

in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move

composite number

an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one

compound interest

interest calculated on both the principal and the accrued interest

chlorofluorocarbon

a fluorocarbon with chlorine

closed-circuit television

a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater)

dip

immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

darn

repair a garment by weaving thread across a hole

deft

skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

dine

have supper; eat dinner

diva

a distinguished female operatic singer

doom

an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

dope

street names for marijuana

dose

a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

drab

a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

dump

a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

debut

the act of beginning something new

decay

the organic phenomenon of rotting

delta

the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet

demur

politely refuse or take exception to

dogma

a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

donor

a person who makes a gift of money, property, etc.

drain

emptying something by allowing liquid to run out of it

dummy

a figure representing the human form

de-ice

make or become free of frost or ice

debase

make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

debris

the remains of something that has been destroyed

decent

socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

deduce

reason from the general to the particular

deduct

make a subtraction

deform

assume a different shape

deluge

a heavy rain

demise

the time when something ends

denote

have as a meaning

depart

go away or leave

depict

give a description of

deploy

place troops or weapons in battle formation

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

derive

come from

diaper

item worn by infant to catch excrement

diapir

a domed rock formation where a core of rock has moved upward and pierced through the more brittle overlying strata

diesel

an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil

disarm

take away the weapons from; render harmless

dismal

causing dejection

divest

take away possessions from someone

divine

a clergyman or other person in religious orders

docile

easily handled or managed

decagon

a polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles

decimal

a number in a system based on ten

deficit

the property of being less than expected or required

defrost

make or become free of frost or ice

deplete

use up, as resources or materials

depress

push down

descend

move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

desktop

the top of a desk

despise

look down on with disdain

dialect

the usage or vocabulary characteristic of a group of people

die out

become extinct

disguise

any attire that conceals the wearer’s identity

dioxide

an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule

diploma

a document certifying the completion of a course of study

disavow

refuse to acknowledge

discern

detect with the senses

dispose

give, sell, or transfer to another

distill

undergo condensation

distort

twist and press out of shape

diverse

distinctly dissimilar or unlike

divisor

one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

divulge

make known to the public information previously kept secret

dogwood

a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers

drastic

forceful and extreme and rigorous

draw in

pull inward or towards a center

drizzle

very light rain

dropout

someone who quits school before graduation

dubious

fraught with uncertainty or doubt

ductile

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

dwindle

become smaller or lose substance

decipher

convert code into ordinary language

decrease

a change downward

delicate

developed with extreme subtlety

delineate

represented accurately or precisely

delusion

a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

derision

the act of treating with contempt

detached

no longer connected or joined

diabetes

a disease characterized by high glucose levels in the blood

diagonal

having an oblique or slanted direction

diameter

the length of a straight line through the center of a circle

didactic

instructive, especially excessively

dilution

a solution reduced in strength or concentration

diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range

dinosaur

an extinct terrestrial reptile of the Mesozoic era

discount

an amount or percentage deducted

discrete

constituting a separate entity or part

dislodge

remove or force from a position previously occupied

disorder

a condition in which things are not in their expected places

displace

cause to move, usually with force or pressure

distinct

constituting a separate entity or part

dividend

a number to be divided by another number

division

the act of partitioning

doctrine

a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school

dopamine

a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension

dwelling

housing that someone is living in

dynamics

mechanics concerned with forces that cause motions of bodies

debenture

the ability of a customer to obtain goods before payment

defendant

someone against whom an action is brought in a court of law

denigrate

charge falsely or with malicious intent

dentition

the eruption through the gums of baby teeth

depletion

the state of being used up

detection

the perception or discovery that something has occurred

detergent

a cleansing agent that differs from soap

deterrent

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

detractor

one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

devastate

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

dichotomy

a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

directive

a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity

discharge

remove the unbalanced electricity from

discourse

an extended communication dealing with some particular topic

dismantle

take off or remove

dismember

separate the limbs from the body

orient

the eastern hemisphere

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

disparity

inequality or difference in some respect

dissent

a difference of opinion

dissipate

cause to separate and go in different directions

divergent

tending to move apart in different directions

diversify

vary in order to spread risk or to expand

divisible

capable of being or liable to be divided or separated

doubtless

certainly; without question

duplicate

a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

debilitate

make weak

degenerate

a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable

deliberate

carefully thought out in advance

demolition

the act of destroying completely

denouement

the outcome of a complex sequence of events

derivative

a compound obtained from another compound

derogatory

expressive of low opinion

difference

the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

diphtheria

acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing

divergence

moving away in different direction from a common point

durability

permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

dyskinesia

abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements

deferential

showing courteous regard for people’s feelings

deleterious

harmful to living things

demographic

a statistic characterizing human populations

denominator

the divisor of a fraction

detrimental

causing harm or injury

disparaging

expressive of low opinion

distraction

drawing someone’s attention away from something

dysfunction

any disturbance in the working of an organ or body part

demonstrable

capable of being proved

denunciatory

containing warning of punishment

depreciation

a decrease in price or value

distribution

the act of spreading or apportioning

decimal point

the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

desegregation

incorporation of a formerly excluded group into a community

deterioration

process of changing to an inferior state

discretionary

having the ability to act according to your own judgment

dispassionate

unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

dissemination

the act of dispersing or diffusing something

demobilization

act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops

discrimination

unfair treatment of a person or group based on prejudice

disenfranchise

deprive of voting rights

disinclination

a certain degree of unwillingness

denationalization

changing something from state to private ownership or control

digital audiotape

a digital tape recording of sound

era

a period marked by distinctive character

edge

a line determining the limits of an area

epic

a long narrative poem telling of a hero’s deeds

elite

a group or class of persons enjoying superior status

elude

escape, either physically or mentally

ensue

take place or happen afterward or as a result

et al

and others

evict

expel or eject without recourse to legal process

excise

remove by cutting

exile

the act of expelling a person from their native land

effigy

a representation of a person

eggnog

a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor
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