My GMAT words(5) – 155 Words

trick

a cunning or deceitful action or device

bud

a partially opened flower

dine

have supper; eat dinner

aroma

any property detected by the sense of smell

cocoa

powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed

savor

a particular taste or smell, especially an appealing one

sensory

relating to or concerned in sensation

likewise

in like or similar manner

flavor

the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

cortex

the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

feast

a ceremonial dinner party for many people

stuffy

lacking fresh air

fleeting

lasting for a markedly brief time

annihilate

kill in large numbers

ward

a person who is under the protection of another

strait

a narrow channel joining two larger bodies of water

shatter

break into many pieces

flatter

praise somewhat dishonestly

incompatible

not in harmonious or agreeable combination

valiant

having or showing heroism or courage

manifestation

a clear appearance

circuitous

deviating from a straight course

sustenance

the act of providing a means of subsistence or survival

equilibrium

a stable situation in which forces cancel one another

abridge

lessen, diminish, or curtail

vantage

place or situation affording some benefit

evacuate

move out of an unsafe location into safety

hoist

raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

hasten

move fast

morphology

the study of the structure of animals and plants

void

an empty area or space

jeer

laugh at with contempt and derision

scoff

laugh at with contempt and derision

taunt

harass with persistent criticism or carping

mock

treat with contempt

sneer

a facial expression of contempt or scorn

haunt

follow stealthily or pursue like a ghost

contort

twist and press out of shape

contempt

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

scorn

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

flout

treat with contemptuous disregard

painstaking

characterized by extreme care and great effort

reverence

a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

mammoth

extinct elephant widely distributed in the Pleistocene

convoy

the act of escorting while in transit

convey

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

embody

represent in bodily form

accusation

an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

subvert

destroy completely

bigoted

blindly and obstinately attached to some creed or opinion

dangle

hang freely

adaptable

capable of fitting a particular situation or use

invocation

the act of appealing for help

agrarian

relating to rural matters

mighty

having or showing great strength, force, or intensity

dab

a light touch or stroke

offhand

with little or no preparation or forethought

lipid

an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)

anthropologist

a social scientist specializing in the study of humanity

propose

present for consideration, examination, or criticism

hominid

a member of a family of primate mammals that includes humans

vex

disturb, especially by minor irritations

overload

place too much a burden on

grid

a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines

voltage

the rate at which energy is drawn from a source

termite

whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood

elaborate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

colony

a group of organisms of the same type living together

juvenile

of or relating to children or young people

municipal

relating to a self-governing district

code

a set of rules or principles or laws

hilarious

marked by boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter

booth

a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment

alike

having the same or similar characteristics

ammunition

projectiles to be fired from a gun

literally

without exaggeration

abandon

forsake; leave behind

accordingly

in agreement with

launch

propel with force

account for

be the reason or explanation for

advent

arrival that has been awaited

adverse

in an opposing direction

apparently

from appearances alone

assort

arrange or order by classes or categories

cluster

a grouping of a number of similar things

collective

done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

commonplace

completely ordinary and unremarkable

confined

being in captivity

conceivable

capable of being imagined

counter

a calculator recording the number of times something happens

culmination

a concluding action

depression

a sunken or lowered geological formation

dense

having high compaction or concentration

detach

cause to become separated

distinct

constituting a separate entity or part

dispersed

distributed or spread over a considerable extent

disguise

any attire that conceals the wearer’s identity

drawback

the quality of being a hindrance

engage

consume all of one’s attention or time

encompass

include in scope

episode

a happening that is distinctive in a series of events

erect

upright in position or posture

exceptional

surpassing what is common or usual or expected

exploitation

an act that victimizes someone

faithful

loyal and reliable

fragile

easily broken or damaged or destroyed

flourish

grow vigorously

hostile

characterized by enmity or ill will

flexible

able to bend easily

implication

something that is inferred

indiscriminate

failing to make or recognize distinctions

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

indicative

pointing out or revealing clearly

indefinitely

to an unknown extent

intermittently

in a manner of stopping and starting at irregular intervals

monumental

of outstanding significance

modest

marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

manipulate

influence or control shrewdly or deviously

moral

concerned with principles of right and wrong

mutilate

destroy or injure severely

notable

worthy of notice

now and then

now and then or here and there

novel

an extended fictional work in prose

operate

perform as expected when applied

oppose

be against

optimal

most desirable possible under a restriction

pioneer

one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

ponder

reflect deeply on a subject

posterity

all future generations

predominate

be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

preoccupation

the mental state of being obsessed by something

preservative

tending or having the power to protect or prevent decay

provide

give something useful or necessary to

profound

situated at or extending to great depth

pursue

follow in an effort to capture

radical

far beyond the norm

readily

without much difficulty

recall

bring to mind

relentless

never-ceasing

retard

cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

retrieve

get or find back; recover the use of

rudimentary

being in the earliest stages of development

severity

excessive sternness

severe

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

slight

small in quantity or degree

striking

having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

switch on

cause to operate by flipping a switch

synthesize

combine and form a complex whole

traumatic

psychologically painful

underlie

be underneath

vacate

leave behind empty; move out of

viability

the state of being capable of normal growth and development

viable

capable of life or normal growth and development

unpromising

not likely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment

unrivaled

eminent beyond or above comparison
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