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GMAT

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parry
ward off, (v.) to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; (n.) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
denouement
end of story, the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
glut
the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
adroit
skillful, clever
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
ghastly
horrible; frightful
gory
(adj.) marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence
midwifery
the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
inculcation
teaching by repetition and insistent urging
inveterate
stubbornly established by habit, habitual, long established; deep-rooted
schism
division of a group into opposing factions
ulna
the inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm
cooped
stuck or confined in a small space; an enclosed area in which small animals are kept; cage
cooper
a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
emote
give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role
emoticons
Typed symbols that convey emotional aspects of an online message
burrow
move through by or as by digging
bowel
the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
poignant
keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
citation
(law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
banal
obvious and dull
amenable
readily reacting to suggestions and influences
rite
any customary observance or practice
rile
cause annoyance in
sire
male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse
sile
extremely
lire
to read
lear
the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
scheming
used of persons
lair
the habitation of wild animals
lier
to link
reel
revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
leir
to describe/portray/write down
real
being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
aping
The act, practice, or art of copying the manner or expression of another: imitation, mimicry.
acne
an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin
proflicacy
shameless immortality
ferment
a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
profligacy
the trait of spending extravagantly
eclectic
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
dialectic
any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
lurching
walking unsteadily
ruckus
a noisy commotion or disturbance
innocuously
harmlessly
queer
offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
euphemism
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
eponym
the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named
goon
an aggressive and violent young criminal
preachy
inclined to or marked by tedious moralization
somnolent
inclined to or marked by drowsiness
cathartic
relaxing after an emotional outburst
bouts
pieces
exonerated
freed from any question of guilt
ostracised
Exclude
coup
a brilliant and notable success
subversive
in opposition to a civil authority or government
veiled
muted or unclear
pandering
cater to someone's weakness or vulgar taste
wield
handle effectively
subjugation
the act of conquering
subservient
compliant and obedient to authority
docile
easily handled or managed
hapless
unfortunate
defiant
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
emulate
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
anachronistic
chronologically misplaced
delectable
capable of arousing desire
concoction
the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose
dyad
two items of the same kind
eddy
flow in a circular current, of liquids
dyed
(used of color) artificially produced
lynch
kill without legal sanction
nexus
the means of connection between things linked in series
fleece
ROB; PLUNDER
plunder
goods or money obtained illegally
modicum
a small or moderate or token amount
holistic
concerning the whole rather than the parts
cavil
(v.) to find fault in a petty way, carp; (n.) a trivial objection or criticism
spleen
a feeling of resentful anger
fervour
feelings of great warmth and intensity
snide
arrogantly insulting
graft
the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
feted
entertained
foes
enemy, rival, opponent
acreages
an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)
fester
a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
edema
swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
horrowing
very distressing or acutely painful