Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #5 – 46 Words

amphibian

cold-blooded vertebrate living on land but breeding in water

fertilize

provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

grunt

issue a low, animal-like noise

preliminary

preceding or in preparation for something more important

predisposition

an inclination to interpret statements in a particular way

joint

junction by which parts or objects are linked together

halo

a circle of light around the sun or moon

remedy

a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain

clamp

a device that holds things firmly together

spillover

(economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

disruption

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

aflame

lighted up by or as by fire or flame

levy

impose and collect

defiance

a hostile challenge

lore

knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

consolidate

form into a solid mass or whole

transmit

send from one person or place to another

affix

attach to

apparatus

equipment designed to serve a specific function

enumerate

specify individually

determine

find out or learn with certainty, as by making an inquiry

utmost

highest in extent or degree

regressive

opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state

willful

done by design

deficit

the property of being less than expected or required

odd

not divisible by two

inherit

receive from a predecessor

bequeath

leave or give, especially by will after one’s death

wage

something that remunerates

nonetheless

despite anything to the contrary

enrage

make someone extremely or violently angry

notwithstanding

despite anything to the contrary

preside

act as executive officer

imminent

close in time; about to occur

allege

report or maintain

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

swift

moving very fast

anthem

a song of devotion or loyalty

still

not in physical motion

ward

a person who is under the protection of another

brood

hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

lineage

the kinship relation between an individual and progenitors

surveillance

close observation of a person or group

tariff

a government tax on imports or exports

ripple

a small wave on the surface of a liquid

cornerstone

a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
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