Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #24 – 51 Words

dangle

hang freely

flag

a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

indispensable

essential

mere

being nothing more than specified

infirm

lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

appreciable

enough to be estimated or measured

enrich

make better or improve in quality

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

attribute

a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

bungle

make a mess of, destroy, or ruin

consolation

the act of giving relief in affliction

pore

any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid

baleen

a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales

propagation

the act of producing offspring

sub

a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

polar

of or existing within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles

subtropic

of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

calf

young of domestic cattle

vocalization

the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

pope

the head of the Roman Catholic Church

disbursement

the act of spending money

haul

draw slowly or heavily

transcontinental

spanning one of the large landmasses of the earth

frontier

a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

pioneer

one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

plow

a farm tool for breaking up or turning over soil

extraneous

not belonging to that in which it is contained

incessant

uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

scour

rub hard or scrub

vigorous

characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity

improvise

manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

proficient

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

withstand

resist or confront with resistance

posit

take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

content

satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

feudal

relating to a system where vassals are protected by lords

purge

rid of impurities

patriarchy

a form of social organization in which men hold power

sleazy

morally degraded

bail

money forfeited if the accused fails to appear in court

bum

a disreputable vagrant

prominence

the state of being widely known or eminent

abhorrent

offensive to the mind

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

fiddle

bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

surpass

be or do something to a greater degree

authenticate

establish the undisputed credibility of something

crest

the top or extreme point of something

prestige

a high standing achieved through success or influence

principal

main or most important

scrupulous

characterized by extreme care and great effort
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