Flashcards in Gamsat vocabulary Deck (27)
Means to an end
a thing that is not valued or important in itself but is useful in achieving an aim.
a thing forming a complex whole.
plural noun: unities
entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.
recognise a distinction; differentiate.
behaviour, speech, or writing that is pretentious and designed to impress
1. heated disagreement
or 2. an assertion, especially one maintained in argument.
total and unrestricted
from now on
or 2. life after death
amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.
(especially with reference to a woman) making a pretence of shyness or modesty which is intended to be alluring.
2. reluctant to give details about something
like or covered with tar.
resembling or relating to twilight
a body of troops or police officers standing or moving in close formation.
a thin transparent fabric of silk, linen, or cotton.
be in agreement with. (british
or 2. the state of being double
free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty.
(of a secret or something unknown) come to be known; be revealed.
Dark or dim, as from mist: a murky sky.
(of a remark or idea) lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse.
(of a physical illness or other condition) caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress.
recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
"profligate consumers of energy"
Or a dissolute person
(especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.
Or tasting sour or bitter
occurring at a favourable time; opportune.
"his appearance had seemed more than just providential"
Or involving divine foresight
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
"a didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice"
Or in the manner of a teacher, so as to appear patronising