Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #23 – 48 Words

refract

subject to change in direction of a propagating wave

nip

sever or remove by pinching

bud

a partially opened flower

grapevine

gossip spread by spoken communication

forge

create by hammering

spare

more than is needed, desired, or required

incite

provoke or stir up

rugged

having long narrow shallow depressions in the surface

unsurpassed

not capable of being improved on

leisurely

not hurried or forced

perceptible

capable of being grasped by the mind or senses

barge

a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads

pilot

someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight

convict

find or declare guilty

kerosene

a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters

manslaughter

homicide without malice aforethought

pneumonia

respiratory disease characterized by lung inflammation

epidemic

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

dissident

a person who objects to some established policy

pharmaceutical

relating to preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines

steer

be a guiding or motivating force or drive

astride

with one leg on each side

atop

on, to, or at the top

comprehensive

including all or everything

mandate

a document giving an official instruction or command

abstinence

the trait of refraining from something, especially alcohol

rabid

marked by excessive enthusiasm for a cause or idea

pervert

corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

atheistic

related to a lack of belief in the existence of God

indoctrination

teaching someone to accept beliefs uncritically

stairwell

a vertical well around which there is a stairway

consent

give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

consensus

agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole

dangling

the act of suspending something

sparse

not dense

thug

an aggressive and violent young criminal

paramedic

a person trained to give emergency medical treatment

spur

a sharp prod on a rider’s heel used to urge a horse onward

illustrious

widely known and esteemed

aristocratic

belonging to or characteristic of the nobility

clan

group of people related by blood or marriage

usher

someone employed to conduct others

pale

a wooden strip forming part of a fence

brokerage

the business of a broker

inaugural

occurring at or characteristic of a formal induction

bracket

a punctuation mark used to enclose textual material

filing

the entering of a legal document into the public record

gubernatorial

relating to the head of a state government
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