Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #27 – 47 Words

composite

consisting of separate interconnected parts

smug

marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction

pamper

treat with excessive indulgence

mollycoddle

treat with excessive indulgence

muddle

make clouded as with sediment

husband

a male partner in a marriage

gridlock

a traffic jam so bad that no movement is possible

gist

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

fellow

a boy or man

pretentious

creating an appearance of importance or distinction

communal

for or by a group rather than individuals

lethargic

deficient in alertness or activity

bison

a large humped animal having hooves and shaggy hair

mainstay

a prominent supporter

scavenger

someone who collects things discarded by others

willow

any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix

otter

freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur

muskrat

beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur

blitz

a swift military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment

dispense

administer or bestow, as in small portions

cannabis

any plant of the genus Cannabis

superintendent

a person who directs and manages an organization

modest

marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

innumerable

too many to be counted

copious

large in number or quantity

listless

lacking zest or vivacity

seal

fastener consisting of a resin that is plastic when warm

updraft

a strong upward air current

drag

pull, as against a resistance

coalescence

the union of diverse things into one body or form or group

summon

ask to come

morale

a state of individual psychological well-being

inwardly

with respect to private feelings

aloft

at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship

antiquity

the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

augment

enlarge or increase

intricate

having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

sift

move as if through a sieve

euphoric

characterized by a feeling of well-being or elation

uphold

stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

cartography

the making of maps and charts

clash

crash together with violent impact

commentator

an expert who observes and remarks on something

annex

attach to

propaganda

information that is spread to promote some cause

portrayal

any likeness of a person, in any medium

referendum

a legislative act referred for approval to a popular vote
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