Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #18 – 46 Words

concession

the act of yielding

consortium

a cooperative association among institutions or companies

infuriate

make furious

disarm

take away the weapons from; render harmless

derail

run off or leave the tracks

affluent

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

dwindle

become smaller or lose substance

hearten

give encouragement to

favorable

encouraging or approving or pleasing

compelling

driving or forcing

silhouette

a filled-in drawing of the outline of an object

dilate

become wider

hiatus

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

propel

cause to move forward with force

barrack

lodge in buildings used to house military personnel

splinter

a small thin sharp bit or wood, glass, or metal

crooked

having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

glean

gather, as of natural products

cortex

the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

regression

returning to a former state

acquaintance

personal knowledge or information about someone or something

purview

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

settlement

the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

dispose

give, sell, or transfer to another

elucidate

make clear and comprehensible

wield

handle effectively

plunder

steal goods; take as spoils

henceforth

from this time forth; from now on

devalue

lower the worth or quality of

endorse

approve of

erratic

liable to sudden unpredictable change

saliva

a clear liquid secreted by glands in the mouth

vapor

a visible suspension in the air of particles of a substance

demographic

a statistic characterizing human populations

blurt

utter impulsively

somatic

characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

dissect

cut open or cut apart

overnight

during or for the length of one night

replenish

fill something that had previously been emptied

ostensible

appearing as such but not necessarily so

austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

devote

dedicate

gleaming

bright with a steady but subdued shining

inert

unable to move or resist motion

accusation

an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

station

a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel
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