AWA GMAT LIST 2 – 93 Words

fallacious

containing or based on incorrect reasoning

feign

make believe with the intent to deceive

flimsy

a thin strong lightweight translucent paper

focus

the concentration of attention or energy on something

forceful

characterized by power or strength

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

fortify

make strong or stronger

handicap

being unable to perform due to physical or mental unfitness

heighten

make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity

highlight

an area of lightness in a picture

ill-defined

poorly stated or described

illogical

lacking in a correct relation of reason

illuminate

make lighter or brighter

illustrate

depict with a visual representation

impair

make worse or less effective

impalpable

not perceptible to the touch

impel

urge or force to an action; constrain or motivate

impenetrable

not admitting of passage into or through

imprecise

not sharply exact or accurate

impressive

making a strong or vivid mental image

inadequate

lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

inchoate

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

incomprehensible

difficult to understand

inconceivable

totally unlikely

indefinite

vague or not clearly defined or stated

indicate

designate a place, direction, person, or thing

insidious

working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

intricate

having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

invalid

no longer legally acceptable

lax

without rigor or strictness

limp

walk impeded by some physical injury

logical

based on known statements or events or conditions

lure

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

magnify

increase in size, volume or significance

manifest

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

mar

render imperfect

mislead

take someone in the wrong direction or give wrong directions

muster

gather or bring together

negate

make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

opaque

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy

oppose

be against

overcome

win a victory over

parry

impede the movement of

parse

analyze the sentence structure of

persuade

cause somebody to adopt a certain position or belief

pinpoint

the sharp point of a pin

poignant

keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

potent

having or wielding force or authority

powerful

having great force or effect

prescribe

issue commands or orders for

presume

take to be the case or to be true

presuppose

take for granted or as a given

probe

an exploratory action or expedition

problematic

making great mental demands

prove

establish the validity of something

questionable

subject to doubtful speculation

rationalize

employ logic or reason

recite

repeat aloud from memory

reconstruct

build again

recount

narrate or give a detailed account of

redress

make reparations or amends for

refine

reduce to a pure state

reinforce

strengthen and support with rewards

remedy

a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain

reveal

make visible

ruminate

reflect deeply on a subject

scant

less than the correct or legal or full amount

scrutinize

examine carefully for accuracy

secure

free from danger or risk

shore up

support by placing against something solid or rigid

sound

mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium

specify

be particular about

speculate

reflect deeply on a subject

spell out

make explicit; specify in detail

stimulate

cause to act in a specified manner

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

supplement

an additional component that improves capability

tangle

twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

thwart

hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

underscore

give extra weight to

unintelligible

not clearly understood or expressed

unravel

become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers of

unwarranted

incapable of being justified or explained

uphold

stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

valid

well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force

verify

confirm the truth of

vindicate

show to be right by providing justification or proof

warp

bend or twist out of shape

warrant

formal and explicit approval

water down

thin by adding water to

acquisition

something gained
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