Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #8 – 49 Words

enlist

join the military

garner

assemble or get together

clergy

the entire class of religious officials in Christianity

borough

an English town

constituency

the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

township

an administrative division of a county

bribe

payment made to corrupt a person in a position of trust

proffer

present for acceptance or rejection

outright

without reservation or concealment

handsome

pleasing in appearance

ballot

a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting

petition

a formal request that something be submitted to an authority

charter

a document creating an institution and specifying its rights

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

stratum

one of several parallel layers of material

suffrage

a legal right to vote

leverage

the mechanical advantage gained by a machine on a fulcrum

derive

come from

frugal

avoiding waste

unearth

recover through digging

hatchling

a young bird or animal that has just emerged from an egg

primeval

having existed from the beginning

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

raid

a sudden short attack

paleontologist

a specialist in fossil organisms and related remains

epithet

descriptive word or phrase

incubation

(pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear

reptile

a cold-blooded vertebrate including snakes and lizards

postnatal

occurring immediately after birth

glaring

shining intensely

bipedal

having two feet

gasp

a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

perception

the process of becoming aware through the senses

binary

of or pertaining to a number system having 2 as its base

referendum

a legislative act referred for approval to a popular vote

usurp

seize and take control without authority

plot

a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

ascension

a movement upward

conscription

compulsory military service

whim

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

null

lacking any legal or binding force

irregular

not level or flat or symmetrical

resignation

the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession

deputy

a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

stall

a small area set off for special use

autocrat

a cruel and oppressive dictator

coup

a sudden and decisive change of government by force

detain

cause to be slowed down or delayed

scheme

an elaborate and systematic plan of action
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