Everyday vocabulary for GMAT — JUNE – 63 Words

indispensable

essential

unfathomable

impossible to come to understand

fathomable

(of depth) capable of being sounded or measured for depth

pummel

strike, usually with the fist

plummet

drop sharply

hypothesis

a tentative insight that is not yet verified or tested

outlandish

conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

blemish

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

blemished

having a blemish or flaw

unblemished

free from physical or moral spots or stains

implore

call upon in supplication

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

disposition

your usual mood

sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

aggravate

make worse

sacrosanct

treated as if holy and kept free from violation or criticism

substantial

real; having a material or factual existence

surge

rise and move, as in waves or billows

gratification

the act or an instance of satisfying

inference

drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence

cognizant

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

accentuate

stress or single out as important

aggravate

make worse

aggrandize

embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of

adept

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

adeptness

skillful performance or ability without difficulty

seminal

containing seeds of later development

implication

something that is inferred

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

status quo

the existing state of affairs

conundrum

a difficult problem

hindsight

understanding the nature of an event after it has happened

holistic

emphasizing the organic relation between parts and the whole

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

fallacy

a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

conducive

tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

reiterate

say, state, or perform again

downtown

the central area or commercial center of a town or city

salubrious

promoting health

snob

a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

vigilance

the process of paying close and continuous attention

wariness

the trait of being cautious and watchful

idly

in an idle manner

brusqueness

an abrupt discourteous manner

brusque

rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner

brusquely

in a blunt direct manner

prelude

something that introduces what follows

carnal

of or relating to the body or flesh

repression

control by holding down

allude

make an indirect reference to

primal

having existed from the beginning

articulate

express or state clearly

subterfuge

something intended to misrepresent the nature of an activity

prejudice

a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue

dichotomy

a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

brute

resembling a beast

linger

remain present although waning or gradually dying

reluctance

a certain degree of unwillingness

interlude

an intervening period or episode

quintessential

representing the perfect example of a class or quality

prudence

discretion in practical affairs

blatant

without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

furtive

secret and sly or sordid
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