Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #7 – 39 Words

lichen

a plant occurring in crusty patches on tree trunks or rocks

scrub

wash thoroughly

austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

shrub

a low woody plant usually having several stems

flora

all the plant life in a particular region or period

herbivore

any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants

carnivore

a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

omnivore

an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances

retreat

the act of withdrawing or going backward

culmination

a concluding action

coin

a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

designate

design or destine

deviation

a variation from the standard or norm

empirical

derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

variable

something that is likely to change

concur

happen simultaneously

discount

an amount or percentage deducted

layperson

someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

rampant

occurring or increasing in an unrestrained way

fling

throw with force or recklessness

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

tarnish

make or become dirty or spotty

legitimate

in accordance with accepted standards or principles

recession

the act of returning control

favorable

encouraging or approving or pleasing

terminus

a place where something ends or is complete

infuse

fill, as with a certain quality

diffusion

the act of dispersing something

fiscal

involving financial matters

conducive

tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

dispatch

the act of sending off something

fine

free from impurities

mastery

great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

testament

strong evidence for something

avaricious

immoderately desirous of acquiring something

primate

any placental mammal of the order Primates

surrogate

someone or something that takes the place of another

embryo

an animal organism in the early stages of growth

retrieve

get or find back; recover the use of
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