Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #1 – 41 Words

contend

compete for something

eminence

high status importance owing to marked superiority

reflective

capable of physically throwing back light or sound

divert

turn aside; turn away from

irrigate

supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

taxing

not easily borne; wearing

plow

a farm tool for breaking up or turning over soil

hoe

a tool with a flat blade attached to a long handle

transaction

conducting business within or between groups

conceive

have the idea for

monetize

give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country

incentive

a positive motivational influence

despotic

having the characteristics of a tyrannical ruler

assimilate

make alike

hegemony

the dominance or leadership of one social group over others

forfeit

lose the right to or lose by some error, offense, or crime

dominion

dominance or power through legal authority

rendering

a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role

prominent

conspicuous in position or importance

obliterate

remove completely from recognition or memory

contrive

make or work out a plan for; devise

dispute

the act of coming into conflict

exile

the act of expelling a person from their native land

persecution

causing someone to suffer

account

a record or narrative description of past events

serendipitous

lucky in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

adherent

someone who believes and helps to spread a doctrine

nihilistic

relating to a complete rejection of moral values and beliefs

dissent

a difference of opinion

immune

of the condition in which an organism can resist disease

fringe

an ornamental border of short lengths of hanging threads

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

integrity

an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

absurdity

a ludicrous folly

strip

take off or remove

urinal

a plumbing fixture used by men to urinate

herald

a person who announces important news

adroit

quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

exhilarate

fill with sublime emotion

engross

devote fully to

impetus

a force that makes something happen
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