My GMAT words(1) – 251 Words

pasture

a field covered with grass and suitable for grazing

upland

elevated (e.g., mountainous) land

symbolic

relating to or using arbitrary signs

indicate

designate a place, direction, person, or thing

implicate

bring into intimate and incriminating connection

implode

burst inward

imply

express or state indirectly

like

having the same or similar characteristics

confidential

given in secret

fracture

breaking of hard tissue such as bone

remedy

a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain

demolish

destroy completely

household

a social unit living together in a residence

squash

any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

devote

dedicate

spreadsheet

a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen

Antarctica

an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep

radiation

the act of spreading outward from a central source

yet

up to the present time

fission

reproduction of a unicellular organism by cell division

modifier

a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

presume

take to be the case or to be true

million

the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros

skeleton

the structure providing a frame for the body of an animal

lineage

the kinship relation between an individual and progenitors

minivan

a small box-shaped passenger van

secure

free from danger or risk

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

peg

a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

reciprocal

concerning each of two or more persons or things

sought

that is looked for

serotonin

a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory

metabolic

of or relating to metabolism

elsewhere

in or to another place

process

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

insulin

hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas

diabetes

a disease characterized by high glucose levels in the blood

obesity

the condition of being excessively overweight

parallel

being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting

secretion

the organic process of releasing some substance

discrete

constituting a separate entity or part

separate

standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything

elicit

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

explode

burst and release energy as through a violent reaction

exploit

use or manipulate to one’s advantage

expedite

process fast and efficiently

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

expeditious

marked by speed and efficiency

expertise

skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

expert

a person with special knowledge who performs skillfully

expect

regard something as probable or likely

expire

lose validity

exponential

a function in which an independent variable is a power

exponent

notation of how many times to multiply a quantity by itself

expose

show; make visible or apparent

impose

charge and collect payment

advert

a public promotion of some product or service

advent

arrival that has been awaited

adventure

a wild and exciting undertaking

advisable

worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise

advisory

an announcement that usually warns the public of some threat

advocacy

active support of an idea or cause

hypothesize

believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

synthesize

combine and form a complex whole

consumption

the act of using something up

assumption

the act of taking something for granted

reinterpret

understand from a different viewpoint

reconcile

come to terms

compile

get or gather together

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

appliance

a device or tool that is very useful for a particular job

ramification

a consequence, especially one that causes complications

flaw

an imperfection in an object or machine

entail

have as a logical consequence

splice

join the ends of

gene

part of DNA controlling physical characteristics and growth

ward off

prevent the occurrence of

hummingbird

tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight

shimmer

shine with a weak or fitful light

metallic

containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal

patch

a small contrasting part of something

breast

either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

slide

move smoothly along a surface

modify

cause to change; make different

comprise

be composed of

slate

fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into layers

specialized

developed or designed for a particular activity or function

mechanism

device consisting of a piece of machinery

hull

dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

speculate

reflect deeply on a subject

spectrum

a broad range of related objects, values, or qualities

wear off

diminish, as by friction

multinational

involving or operating in several nations or nationalities

electoral

of or relating to elections

participation

the act of sharing in the activities of a group

pattern

a perceptual structure

candidacy

the campaign of a candidate to be elected

activism

a policy of action to achieve a political or social goal

somewhat

to a small degree or extent

slight

small in quantity or degree

durable

existing for a long time

enduring

unceasing

endue

give qualities or abilities to

endure

undergo or be subjected to

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

inference

drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence

predominant

having superior power and influence

prominent

conspicuous in position or importance

patriarchal

of a social organization with the male as the head

reminiscent

serving to bring to mind

unfairly

in an unfair manner

inclusive

encompassing much or everything

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

polygraph

a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)

sponsor

an advocate who presents a person

sign up

engage by written agreement

slot

a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)

happen

come to pass

shift

move very slightly

resign

accept as inevitable

indication

the act of pointing out by name

sunspot

a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun’s photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

cross section

a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis

overcompensate

make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

foil

hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

perception

the process of becoming aware through the senses

grassroots

of or involving the common people rather than those in power

consciousness

an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself

civic

of or relating or belonging to a city

vision

the ability to see

depression

a sunken or lowered geological formation

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

go up

move upward

contend

compete for something

offset

a compensating equivalent

embargo

a government order imposing a trade barrier

accord

concurrence of opinion

blockade

a war measure isolating an area of importance to the enemy

likelihood

the probability of a specified outcome

contradiction

opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas

paradoxical

seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

unanimous

in complete agreement

naval

connected with an organization of military vessels

bulb

anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop

antecedent

a preceding occurrence or cause or event

tablet

a small flat compressed cake of some substance

plague

any large-scale calamity

omit

leave undone or leave out

emit

give off, send forth, or discharge

synthetic

a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

painstaking

characterized by extreme care and great effort

stagger

walk with great difficulty

inexplicable

incapable of being explained or accounted for

vent

a hole for the escape of gas, air, or liquid

withhold

hold back; refuse to hand over or share

withstand

resist or confront with resistance

withdraw

pull back or move away or backward

drawback

the quality of being a hindrance

disclose

expose to view as by removing a cover

dispose

give, sell, or transfer to another

dispensable

capable of being eliminated or done without

dispel

to cause to separate and go in different directions

diverge

move or draw apart

converge

be adjacent or come together

reverse

change to the contrary

convert

change the nature, purpose, or function of something

divert

turn aside; turn away from

avert

turn away or aside

thorough

painstakingly careful and accurate

prevalent

most frequent or common

primary

of first rank or importance or value

coral reef

a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone

go over

examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

impression

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

relative

not absolute or complete

bleach

make whiter or lighter

symptom

a sensation associated with a particular disease

Celsius

Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer

intricate

having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

take over

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one’s right or possession

controversial

marked by or capable of arousing disagreement

regenerate

reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis

resort

have recourse to

constructive

tending to improve or promote development

pocket

a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles

shallow

lacking physical depth

resilience

ability of a material to return to its original shape

trap

a device in which something can be caught and penned

tap

strike lightly

fishery

a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold

wonder

the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

diatom

microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica

regulate

bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage

distribute

give to several people

conduct

the way a person behaves toward other people

conduce

be conducive to

deduce

reason from the general to the particular

induce

cause to act in a specified manner

induct

place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

therapy

the act of caring for someone

prescribe

issue commands or orders for

scribe

someone employed to make written copies of documents

dosage

a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

take off

remove clothes

specify

be particular about

deficit

the property of being less than expected or required

newly

very recently

hatch

a movable barrier covering an entrance

bud

a partially opened flower

aluminium

a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite

viscosity

resistance of a liquid to flowing

papaya

tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

crop

a cultivated plant that is grown commercially

object

a tangible and visible entity

crude oil

a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

disrupt

make a break in

chronicle

a record or narrative description of past events

polyphonic

of or relating to or characterized by polyphony

punctuate

insert marks to clarify meaning

peddler

someone who travels about selling his wares

hush

become quiet or still; fall silent

compliment

a remark expressing praise and admiration

compliant

disposed to act in accordance with someone’s wishes

myth

a traditional story serving to explain a world view

regulation

the act of bringing to uniformity

uniform

clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a group

uneven

not fairly matched as opponents

plant

a living organism without the power to move

subject

some situation or event that is thought about

provision

the activity of supplying something

treaty

a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

reservation

the act of setting aside for some future occasion

reserve

hold back or set aside, especially for future use

fairly

without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

doctrine

a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school

constitute

form or compose

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

jurisdiction

the territory within which power can be exercised

enclave

an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct

acquisition

something gained

diversion

a turning aside

in any event

used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

designate

design or destine

application

the action of putting something into operation

dictate

a guiding principle

grand

large and impressive in physical size or extent

impose

charge and collect payment
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