7.23 GMAT – 97 Words

abate

become less in amount or intensity

aberration

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

estate

extensive landed property retained by the owner

broker

a businessman who buys or sells for another

abatement

the act of making less active or intense

accord

concurrence of opinion

discord

lack of agreement or harmony

acquisitive

eager to attain and possess material possessions

regulatory

restricting according to rules or principles

buy up

take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

ad-lib

perform without preparation

adhere

stick to firmly

adherent

someone who believes and helps to spread a doctrine

swampland

low land that is seasonally flooded

metaphorical

expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

discipline

a system of rules of conduct or method of practice

acreage

an area of ground used for some particular purpose

ration

a fixed portion that is allotted

adopt

take into one’s family

advent

arrival that has been awaited

adverse

in an opposing direction

agency

the state of being in action or exerting power

aggravate

make worse

altogether

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent

ambivalent

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

amortize

liquidate gradually

mortgage

a conveyance of property as security for repaying a loan

analogous

similar or equivalent in some respects

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity

annex

attach to

annihilate

kill in large numbers

annul

cancel officially

anoint

administer an oil or ointment to, often ceremonially

rub

move over something with pressure

sprinkle

scatter with liquid; wet lightly

sacred

made or declared or believed to be holy

fawning

attempting to win favor by flattery

antithetical

sharply contrasted in character or purpose

contract

a binding agreement that is enforceable by law

arbiter

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

umpire

an official at a sporting event

empower

give or delegate power or authority to

arbitration

giving authoritative judgment

mediator

a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

rapper

someone who performs rap music

scanty

lacking in extent or quantity

clad

having an outer covering especially of thin metal

primitive

characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

archaic

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

predate

be earlier in time; go back further

floppy

hanging limply

archaism

the use of an outdated expression

aristocracy

a privileged class holding hereditary titles

hereditary

occurring among people descended from a common ancestor

artifact

a man-made object

excavate

recover through digging

shard

a broken piece of a brittle artifact

ascribe

attribute or credit to

ascription

assigning to a cause or source

broccoli

plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

affirm

declare solemnly and formally as true

assimilation

the process of absorbing one cultural group into another

attain

gain with effort

attribute

a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

atypical

not representative of a group, class, or type

backfire

a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in an engine

flame

combustion of materials producing heat and light and smoke

debris

the remains of something that has been destroyed

blend in

cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)

protest

a formal and solemn declaration of objection

balance

harmonious arrangement or relation of parts within a whole

deduction

the act of removing a part from the whole

division

the act of partitioning

bald

lacking hair on all or most of the scalp

plainly

in a simple manner without extravagance

explicitly

in a clearly expressed manner

white

being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness

blunt

not sharp (used of a knife or other blade)

balloon

small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

dot-com

a company that operates its business primarily on the internet using a URL that ends in `.com’

befall

become of; happen to

belie

be in contradiction with

misrepresent

describe or present falsely

contradict

prove negative; show to be false

puff out

to swell or cause to enlarge, “Her faced puffed up from the drugs”

perky

characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness

penchant

a strong liking

trailer

a large transport conveyance pulled by a truck or tractor

benevolent

showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding

benign

kind in disposition or manner

biopsy

the removal and examination of tissue from a living body

assign

select something or someone for a specific purpose

decay

the organic phenomenon of rotting

blight

any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

wither

lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
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