Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #14 – 48 Words

homogeneous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

sprawl

sit or lie with one’s limbs spread out

extensive

large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

orchestration

an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band

distribute

give to several people

inroad

an encroachment or intrusion

meteor

small extraterrestrial body that hits the earth’s atmosphere

sinus

an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface

revolt

rise up against an authority

shoddy

of inferior workmanship and materials

lush

produced or growing in extreme abundance

aviator

someone who operates an aircraft

dislodge

remove or force from a position previously occupied

engulf

flow over or cover completely

pose

assume a bearing as for artistic purposes

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

underlying

in the nature of something though not readily apparent

substantially

to a great extent or degree

venomous

extremely poisonous or injurious

orientation

the act of determining one’s position

smother

deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

flex

cause something to assume a bent or crooked shape

warhead

the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

opus

a musical work that has been created

arena

a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

forefront

the part in the front or nearest the viewer

cue

a reminder for some action or speech

farcical

broadly or extravagantly humorous

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

impairment

a symptom of reduced quality or strength

clamor

utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

standardize

cause to conform to a norm

dent

an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

sway

move back and forth

onwards

in a forward direction

glucose

a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms

shelve

place on a shelf

autotroph

an organism capable of synthesizing its own food

heterotroph

an organism that feeds on complex organic substances

excrete

eliminate from the body

wastage

the process of wasting

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations

abstain

refrain from doing, consuming, or partaking in something

reign

royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

emblazon

decorate with heraldic arms

oblige

force somebody to do something

scrap

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
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