Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #6 – 54 Words

pertain

be relevant to

intervene

be placed or located between other things

ignorance

the lack of knowledge or education

compartment

a partitioned section within a larger enclosed area

foreman

a person who exercises control over workers

tenet

a religious doctrine proclaimed as true without proof

transitory

lasting a very short time

instill

impart gradually

disparity

inequality or difference in some respect

commit

engage in or perform

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

hierarchy

a series of ordered groupings within a system

vehicle

a conveyance that transports people or objects

unrest

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

reiterate

say, state, or perform again

bill

an itemized statement of money owed for goods or services

apprehension

fearful expectation or anticipation

loophole

an ambiguity that makes it possible to evade an obligation

asylum

a shelter from danger or hardship

duly

at the proper time

deport

expel from a country

sweeping

taking in or moving over a wide area

haven

a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

plight

a situation from which extrication is difficult

endowment

natural abilities or qualities

locate

determine the place of by searching or examining

untapped

not drawn upon or used

fuel

a substance that can be consumed to produce energy

adequacy

the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily

distress

a state of adversity

ore

a mineral that contains metal valuable enough to be mined

leech

carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worm

degrade

reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

metabolism

the organic processes that are necessary for life

binge

overeat or eat immodestly

respectively

in the order given

infinitesimal

immeasurably small

vicinity

a surrounding or nearby region

exemplify

be characteristic of

opacity

the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

contraction

the act of decreasing in size or volume or quantity or scope

remnant

a small part remaining after the main part no longer exists

disintegrate

break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

stud

an upright in house framing

flick

throw or toss with a quick motion

garnish

decorate, as with parsley or other ornamental foods

erupt

start suddenly

critter

a regional term for `creature’

surly

unfriendly and inclined toward anger or irritation

monogamy

having only one spouse at a time

groundbreaking

the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

timely

done or happening at the appropriate moment

revelation

the act of making something evident
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