My GMAT words(3) – 179 Words

scholar

a learned person

cast

put or send forth

pesticide

a chemical used to kill destructive insects or animals

patronage

the business given to an establishment by its customers

merit

the quality of being deserving

tribunal

an assembly to conduct judicial business

dual

consisting of two parts or components, usually in pairs

forum

a public facility to meet for open discussion

haphazard

dependent upon or characterized by chance

filament

a thin wire heated by the passage of an electric current

vascularize

become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids

avian

pertaining to or characteristic of birds

lamella

thin plate

privy

informed about something secret or not generally known

harbor

a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

watchdog

a dog trained to guard property

uncover

make visible

recipient

a person who is sent something

recipe

directions for making something

interloper

someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another

rig

equip with sails or masts

back and forth

moving from one place to another and back again

aficionado

a serious devotee of some activity, genre, or performer

supervise

watch and direct

territory

a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

terrorist

a radical who advocates violence against civilians

mortgage

a conveyance of property as security for repaying a loan

integration

the act of combining into a whole

stark

severely simple

riot

a state of disorder involving group violence

accentuate

stress or single out as important

trait

a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

otherness

the quality of being not alike

ascribe

attribute or credit to

stereotype

a conventional or formulaic conception or image

ensuing

following immediately and as a result of what went before

reside

live in

advocacy

active support of an idea or cause

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

implicit

suggested though not directly expressed

exploit

use or manipulate to one’s advantage

dairy

a farm where dairy products are produced

pat

hit lightly

decent

socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

costume

attire characteristic of a country, time, or social class

incentive

a positive motivational influence

insensitive

not noticing or caring about the feelings or needs of others

aural

of or pertaining to hearing or the ear

altar

a raised structure on which sacrifices to a god are made

assent

agree or express agreement

recourse

act of turning to for assistance

precede

be earlier in time

chore

a specific piece of work required to be done

clash

crash together with violent impact

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

compliment

a remark expressing praise and admiration

complement

something added to embellish or make perfect

implement

a piece of equipment or a tool used for a specific purpose

impel

urge or force to an action; constrain or motivate

impose

charge and collect payment

impulse

an impelling force or strength

impunity

exemption from punishment or loss

impute

attribute or credit to

contact

the act of touching physically

vocation

the particular occupation for which you are trained

council

a body serving in an administrative capacity

drawn

showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

immortal

not subject to death

metal

a chemical element or alloy that is usually a shiny solid

drought

a shortage of rainfall

protest

a formal and solemn declaration of objection

attest

provide evidence for

attempt

make an effort

tempt

dispose, incline, or entice to

prompt

according to schedule or without delay

purpose

what something is used for

suppose

expect or believe

propose

present for consideration, examination, or criticism

steel

an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon

revenue

the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

revenge

action taken in return for an injury or offense

avenge

take action in return for a perceived wrong

denude

make bare or strip of a covering

delude

be dishonest with

delusion

a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

elusion

the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

evasion

the act of physically escaping from something

amend

make revisions to

emend

make corrections to

capitol

a building occupied by a state legislature

capital

a large alphabetic character used in writing or printing

captive

a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

captain

the leader of a group of people

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

definite

precise; explicit and clearly defined

grim

harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

grime

thick or ingrained dirt

crayon

writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing

canyon

a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

phrase

an expression consisting of one or more words

phase

any distinct time period in a sequence of events

mission

an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters

emission

the act of causing to flow forth

mansion

a large and imposing house

gasp

a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

grasp

hold firmly

crap

obscene terms for feces

scrap

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

elaborate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

delicate

developed with extreme subtlety

dedicate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

idle

not in action or at work

idol

a material effigy that is worshipped

induce

cause to act in a specified manner

deduce

reason from the general to the particular

seduce

lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct

speculate

reflect deeply on a subject

grapple

work hard to come to terms with or deal with something

dissertation

a treatise advancing a point of view resulting from research

diary

a daily written record of experiences and observations

causal

involving an entity that produces an effect

stature

the height of a standing person

infinite

having no limits or boundaries in time or space

illusion

an erroneous mental representation

allusion

passing reference or indirect mention

elusive

skillful at evading capture

exclusive

admitting or accepting only a particular group

stool

a simple seat without a back or arms

steep

having a sharp inclination

proposal

the act of making a suggestion

disposal

the act or means of getting rid of something

suppress

put down by force or authority

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

surpass

be or do something to a greater degree

on purpose

with intention; in an intentional manner

meddle

intrude in other people’s affairs or business

temple

a place of worship

dispute

the act of coming into conflict

contrast

the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

impact

the striking of one body against another

evocation

stimulation that calls up a particular class of behaviors

revocation

the act of annulling something previously done

consul

a diplomat appointed to protect a government’s interests

counsel

something that provides direction or advice

dawn

the first light of day

tap

strike lightly

slap

a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

rap

strike sharply

descent

a movement downward

descend

move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

custom

accepted or habitual practice

intensive

characterized by a heightened level or degree

acoustic

relating to the study of the physical properties of sound

alter

cause to change; make different

resent

feel bitter or indignant about

accent

special importance or significance

course

a connected series of events or actions or developments

coarse

rough to the touch

proceed

move ahead; travel onward in time or space

procedure

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

process

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

chord

a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously

cord

a line made of twisted fibers or threads

shore

the land along the edge of a body of water

crash

break violently or noisily

crush

compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

crust

a hard outer layer that covers something

procession

the act of moving forward, as toward a goal

chronic

long-lasting or characterized by long suffering

offshore

(of winds) coming from the land

leak

enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure

lean

incline or bend from a vertical position

discharge

remove the unbalanced electricity from

considerable

large in number or amount or extent or degree

acknowledge

declare to be true or admit the existence or reality of

surrender

relinquish possession or control over

poach

hunt illegally

cultivation

production of food by preparing the land to grow crops

leopard

large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
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