Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #12 – 46 Words

tread

put down, place, or press the foot

encapsulate

enclose in or as if in a small container

choice

the act of selecting

impose

charge and collect payment

imposing

befitting an important, distinguished, or powerful person

imprison

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

perish

pass from physical life

recast

mold again

restrain

hold back

strain

exert much effort or energy

terminal

occurring at or forming an end

delve

turn up, loosen, or remove earth

rift

a narrow fissure in rock

evangelical

of a Christian church believing in personal conversion

compatible

able to exist and perform in harmonious combination

rebel

someone who exhibits independence in thought and action

referee

the official in a sport who is expected to ensure fair play

stalemate

a situation in which no progress can be made

proverb

a condensed but memorable saying embodying an important fact

claim

assert or affirm strongly

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

improvise

manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

responsive

reacting to a stimulus

deploy

place troops or weapons in battle formation

pervade

spread or diffuse through

underpin

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

pupa

an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult

shed

cause or allow to flow or run out or over

mushy

having the consistency of a soft or soggy mass

spell

write or name the letters that comprise the accepted form of

lump

a compact mass

algae

primitive chlorophyll-containing aquatic organisms

salute

a formal military gesture of respect

ado

a rapid active commotion

scramble

move hurriedly

recount

narrate or give a detailed account of

extortion

unjust exaction, as by the misuse of authority

smelt

extract by heating, as a metal

boast

talk about oneself with excessive pride or self-regard

handset

telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle

hasty

excessively quick

courtship

a person’s wooing of a romantic partner

bower

a framework that supports climbing plants

sapling

young tree

deck

any of various platforms built into a vessel

strut

walk with a lofty proud gait
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