Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #10 – 45 Words

rigorous

rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

trapeze

a swing used by circus acrobats

stark

severely simple

consolation

the act of giving relief in affliction

limbo

in Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent souls

closing

the act of closing something

guise

an artful or simulated semblance

tenor

the adult male singing voice above baritone

anyhow

in any way whatsoever

cement

a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

hinterland

a remote and undeveloped area

eradicate

destroy completely, as if down to the roots

drab

a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

dampen

lessen in force or effect

pry

be nosey

advisory

an announcement that usually warns the public of some threat

nail

a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

antagonistic

characterized by feelings of intense dislike or hostility

upsurge

a sudden or abrupt strong increase

onset

the beginning or early stages

invariable

not liable to or capable of change

utmost

highest in extent or degree

band

an unofficial association of people or groups

game

an amusement or pastime

peril

a state of danger involving risk

laborious

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

advise

give advice to

cinch

stable gear consisting of a band around a horse’s belly that holds the saddle in place

gather

assemble or get together

glitch

a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

impersonal

not relating to or responsive to individuals

malicious

having the nature of threatening evil

automation

the act of implementing the control of equipment

outcry

a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

vilify

spread negative information about

elusive

skillful at evading capture

align

place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

dauntless

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

crude

belonging to an early stage of technical development

cardinal

a vivid red color

absolve

grant remission of a sin to

rank

relative status

embed

fix or set securely or deeply

lading

goods carried by a large vehicle

lade

fill or place a load on
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