Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #13 – 49 Words

Semitic

a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family

declassify

lift the restriction on and make available again

preach

deliver a sermon

sentiment

a personal belief or judgment

enlist

join the military

longevity

the property of having lived for a considerable time

hasten

move fast

lash

a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

offspring

the immediate descendants of a person

redress

make reparations or amends for

showy

superficially attractive and stylish

underscore

give extra weight to

beckon

summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

coarse

rough to the touch

omen

a sign of a thing about to happen

redundancy

the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

refined

cultivated and genteel

shudder

tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

famine

a severe shortage of food resulting in starvation and death

thermostat

a regulator for automatically regulating temperature

slob

a coarse obnoxious person

rake

a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head

trigonometry

the mathematics of three-sided figures and their functions

infinitesimal

immeasurably small

turmoil

a violent disturbance

dismay

the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

discontent

a longing for something better than the present situation

pun

a humorous play on words

deplore

express strong disapproval of

denounce

speak out against

throne

the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.

pudge

a short fat person

adversary

someone who offers opposition

avert

turn away or aside

affair

a vaguely specified social event

cohesion

the state of sticking together

opposition

being against something that you disapprove or disagree with

arson

malicious burning to destroy property

fort

a defensive structure

overland

traveling or passing over land

hospitable

disposed to treat guests and strangers with generosity

firewood

wood used for fuel

wholesale

the selling of goods to merchants

vigilant

carefully observant or attentive

descent

a movement downward

probe

an exploratory action or expedition

orchestrate

plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

smear

smudge or soil by smudging

forbid

command against
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