My GMAT words(4) – 250 Words

defect

a failing or deficiency

detect

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

seamstress

someone who makes or mends clothes

guild

a formal association of people with similar interests

guilt

the state of having committed an offense

tailor

a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

sailor

any member of a ship’s crew

impatient

restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

clothe

provide with clothes or put clothes on

overlap

extend over and cover a part of

household

a social unit living together in a residence

jurisdiction

the territory within which power can be exercised

compose

form the substance of

patriarchal

of a social organization with the male as the head

librettist

author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta

unprecedented

novel; having no earlier occurrence

explosion

the act of bursting

indeed

in truth (often tends to intensify)

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

most importantly

above and beyond all other consideration

exclusively

without any others being included or involved

improvise

manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

farce

a comedy characterized by broad satire

chisel

an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

stagnate

stand still

stationary

not capable of being moved

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity

stationery

paper cut to an appropriate size for writing letters

faulty

having a defect

cite

make reference to

commitment

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

commit

engage in or perform

course

a connected series of events or actions or developments

incipient

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

intricate

having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

contention

the act of competing as for profit or a prize

eclipse

the phenomenon when one celestial body obscures another

ellipse

a closed plane curve with an oval shape

elapse

pass by

lapse

drop to a lower level, as in one’s morals or standards

glimpse

a brief or incomplete view

fraternal

like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

fractional

constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety

infraction

a violation of a law or rule

infrastructure

the basic features of a system or organization

namely

as follows

spectrum

a broad range of related objects, values, or qualities

considerable

large in number or amount or extent or degree

traumatic

psychologically painful

vigorous

characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity

misdeed

improper or wicked or immoral behavior

elaborate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

laboratory

a workplace for the conduct of scientific research

experiment

the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

expenditure

the act of spending money for goods or services

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

remnant

a small part remaining after the main part no longer exists

ornament

something used to beautify

conform

be similar, be in line with

reform

make changes for improvement to remove abuse and injustices

deform

assume a different shape

perform

get done

perfume

a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

scent

any property detected by the olfactory system

scend

rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

scope

the state of the environment in which a situation exists

slope

be at an angle

sceptical

marked by or given to doubt

susceptible

yielding readily to or capable of

suspect

regard as untrustworthy

suspend

bar temporarily

suspicious

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

sustain

lengthen or extend in duration or space

deviate

turn aside; turn away from

dedicate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

intimate

marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

timid

showing fear and lack of courage

intimidate

compel or deter by or as if by threats

furious

marked by extreme anger

fluctuate

move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

nutritious

of or providing nourishment

algorithm

a precise rule specifying how to solve some problem

ironically

in a manner characterized by incongruity or unexpectedness

pit

a sizeable hole, usually in the ground

yet

up to the present time

resistance

any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

restrict

limit access to

recession

the act of returning control

insist

be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

persist

refuse to stop

assist

give help; be of service

reputation

the general estimation that the public has for a person

dispute

the act of coming into conflict

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

refuse

show unwillingness towards

confuse

mistake one thing for another

process

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

shoreline

a boundary line between land and water

bother

disturb, especially by minor irritations

call for

express the need or desire for; ask for

advisory

an announcement that usually warns the public of some threat

shield

armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

intersect

meet or cross at a point; overlap

bisect

cut in half or cut in two

stencil

a sheet of material that has been perforated with a pattern

fracture

breaking of hard tissue such as bone

wound

an injury to living tissue

heal

recover

rib

any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)

rub

move over something with pressure

wear

put clothing on one’s body

minuscule

very small

outline

the line that appears to bound an object

line of reasoning

a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning

reason

a logical motive for a belief or action

temporarily

for a limited time only; not permanently

variable

something that is likely to change

pension

regular payment to allow a person to subsist without working

veto

a vote that blocks a decision

formula

a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

session

a meeting for execution of a group’s functions

bill

an itemized statement of money owed for goods or services

hefty

of considerable weight and size

hike

walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

drag

pull, as against a resistance

shed

cause or allow to flow or run out or over

clash

crash together with violent impact

exacerbate

make worse

strip

take off or remove

plug

blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

advert

a public promotion of some product or service

advent

arrival that has been awaited

avert

turn away or aside

junk

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

spark

a small fragment of a burning substance

exodus

a journey by a group to escape from a hostile environment

shore up

support by placing against something solid or rigid

precipitation

the falling to earth of any form of water

transpiration

the emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants

balance

harmonious arrangement or relation of parts within a whole

bark

the sound made by a dog

succumb

consent reluctantly

constitute

form or compose

suppress

put down by force or authority

depress

push down

disturbance

activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

grove

a small growth of trees without underbrush

shoot

fire a shot

halo

a circle of light around the sun or moon

outermost

situated at the farthest possible point from a center

compact

closely and firmly united or packed together

contract

a binding agreement that is enforceable by law

drift

be in motion due to some air or water current

otherwise

in another and different manner

diverge

move or draw apart

intrinsic

belonging to a thing by its very nature

contend

compete for something

moderate

marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

offset

a compensating equivalent

reimburse

pay back for some expense incurred

deny

declare untrue; contradict

consistent

the same throughout in structure or composition

poison

any substance that causes injury or illness or death

prison

a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

contemporary

occurring in the same period of time

victim

an unfortunate person who suffers from adverse circumstances

victor

a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

witness

someone who sees an event and reports what happened

ingest

take food, drink, or some other substance into the body

digest

convert food into absorbable substances

lethal

of an instrument of certain death

lather

the froth produced by soaps or detergents

leather

animal skin made smooth and flexible by tanning

feather

a light growth that makes up the covering of a bird’s body

dose

a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

aerodynamic

of or relating to aerodynamics

curve

the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

boomerang

a curved piece of wood

toss

throw with a light motion

in that

(formal) in or into that thing or place

flatten

make flat or flatter

range

a variety of different things or activities

contour

a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height

in effect

exerting force or influence

approach

move towards

propose

present for consideration, examination, or criticism

pharmaceutical

relating to preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines

commission

the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

modest

marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

wasp

social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

neutrino

an elementary particle with zero charge and zero mass

forage

collect or look around for, as food

foliage

the aggregate of leaves of one or more plants

upside down

in an inverted manner

instead

in place of, or as an alternative to

instant

a very short time

molecule

the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

fissure

a long narrow depression in a surface

fabricate

put together out of artificial or natural components

polish

make (a surface) shine

unencumbered

free of anything that impedes or is burdensome

weld

a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing

slumber

be asleep

deprive

take away

derive

come from

thrive

make steady progress

boom

a deep prolonged loud noise

boost

increase

burst

come open suddenly and violently

bust

a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

articulate

express or state clearly

crack

a narrow opening

transparency

the quality of being clear

susceptibility

the state of being easily affected

heredity

the transmission of genetic factors to the next generation

promptly

with little or no delay

lay off

dismiss, usually for economic reasons

call into question

challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

severance

the act of cutting

coverage

the extent to which something is included or discussed

sheet

any broad thin expanse or surface

novel

an extended fictional work in prose

neuroscience

the scientific study of the nervous system and the brain

neuron

a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

lag

hang or fall in movement, progress, development, etc.

cement

a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

paramount

having superior power and influence

throughout

from first to last

progressive

favoring or promoting modern or innovative ideas

synapse

the junction between two neurons

unorthodox

breaking with convention or tradition

motion

the act of changing location from one place to another

preserve

keep in safety and protect from harm, loss, or destruction

inhibit

limit the range or extent of

devour

eat immoderately

scrap

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

hull

dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut

denounce

speak out against

rugged

having long narrow shallow depressions in the surface

wilderness

a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

upstate

in or toward the northern parts of a state

trademark

a registered symbol identifying a product’s manufacturer

dilution

a solution reduced in strength or concentration

act

behave in a certain manner

suppose

expect or believe

lessen

decrease in size, extent, or range

distinct

constituting a separate entity or part

distinctive

of a feature that helps to identify a person or thing
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