Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #21 – 53 Words

furnace

an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced for a building

capitol

a building occupied by a state legislature

revolt

rise up against an authority

loophole

an ambiguity that makes it possible to evade an obligation

shortfall

the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

uplifting

the rise of something

circulation

the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

reverse

change to the contrary

tempt

dispose, incline, or entice to

readership

the audience reached by written communications

deliver

bring to a destination

scheme

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

quote

repeat a passage from

skim

remove from the surface

court

an assembly to conduct judicial business

override

travel on the back of (a horse) too hard

rapture

a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

augment

enlarge or increase

reckon

expect, believe, or suppose

outdo

be or do something to a greater degree

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

tumultuous

characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

tab

a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it

regiment

army unit smaller than a division

flee

run away quickly

canteen

a room with food sold to personnel at an institution

compost

a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure

bale

a large bundle bound for storage or transport

prism

a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces

tensile

of or relating to physical stress or strain

timber

the wood of trees prepared for use as building material

felony

a serious crime, such as murder or arson

murky

clouded as with sediment

inhibit

limit the range or extent of

fuse

any igniter used to initiate the burning of a propellant

incite

provoke or stir up

likeness

similarity in appearance or nature between persons or things

novel

an extended fictional work in prose

noble

of or belonging to hereditary aristocracy

discrete

constituting a separate entity or part

predominant

having superior power and influence

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

radical

far beyond the norm

smallpox

a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars

chickenpox

an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body

pox

a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

tuberculosis

infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of bacilli

frantically

in an uncontrolled manner

parole

a conditional release from imprisonment

shoplifting

the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store

ventriloquist

a performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummy

hatchet

a small ax with a short handle used with one hand

tack

a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
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