GMAT – 1 – 185 Words

abduct

take away to an undisclosed location against their will

abolish

do away with

abolitionist

a reformer who favors putting an end to slavery

abrogation

an official or legal cancellation

abruptly

quickly and without warning

abscissa

the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis

absolute value

a real number regardless of its sign

abstinence

the trait of refraining from something, especially alcohol

accelerate

move faster

access

the right to enter

accidental

happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

accommodation

making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

accord

concurrence of opinion

accordingly

in agreement with

account for

be the reason or explanation for

accrue

grow by addition

acquiesce

agree or express agreement

acquired

gotten through environmental forces

acquisition

something gained

acquittal

a judgment of not guilty

acrylic

a glassy thermoplastic

activate

put in motion

actuate

put in motion

acupuncture

treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

acute

ending in a sharp point

adamant

very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

addition

the arithmetic operation of summing

additive

characterized or produced by addition

adipose

composed of animal fat

adjoin

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

adjudication

the final judgment in a legal proceeding

admonition

a firm rebuke

adopt

take into one’s family

adrenal

relating to the glands near the kidney or their secretions

adulate

flatter in an obsequious manner

adverse

in an opposing direction

aerobic

depending on free oxygen or air

aeronautics

the theory and practice of navigation through air or space

aerosol

a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

afflict

cause physical pain or suffering in

affluence

abundant wealth

afoul

especially of a ship’s lines etc

aftermath

the consequences of an event

agenda

a list of matters to be taken up, as at a meeting

aggravate

make worse

aggregation

the act of gathering something together

ailment

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

ale

a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast

alfalfa

plant with trifoliate leaves mostly grown to feed livestock

algae

primitive chlorophyll-containing aquatic organisms

algebra

the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations

alienate

arouse hostility or indifference in

alkaline

relating to or containing an alkali

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

allergy

hypersensitive immunological reaction to some substance

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

alligator

an amphibious reptile related to crocodiles

allow for

make a possibility or provide opportunity for

allowance

the act of permitting

alternative

one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

altitude

elevation above sea level or above the earth’s surface

alto

the lowest female singing voice

alumnus

a person who has received a degree from a school

amalgam

a combination or blend of diverse things

amass

collect or gather

amateur

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

ambiguity

unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning

ambivalence

mixed feelings or emotions

ambivalent

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

amend

make revisions to

amiable

diffusing warmth and friendliness

amino acid

organic compounds containing an amino group and acid group

amnesia

partial or total loss of memory

amphetamine

a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

ample

more than enough in size or scope or capacity

anachronism

locating something at a time when it couldn’t have existed

anaerobic

not using or dependent on oxygen

analgesic

capable of relieving pain

anatomy

the study of the structure of animals

ancestor

someone from whom you are descended

anecdotal

based on stories rather than data or scientific observation

anemia

a deficiency of red blood cells

anesthetic

a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations

animate

make lively

annuity

income from capital investment paid regularly

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

antagonism

an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

antebellum

belonging to a period before a war

antedate

be earlier in time; go back further

anterior

of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body

anthology

a collection of selected literary passages

anthropological

of or concerned with the science of anthropology

antibiotic

a substance used to kill microorganisms and cure infections

antibody

a protein that produces an immune response

anticlimactic

coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot

antidote

a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

antifreeze

a liquid added to the water in a cooling system

antigen

any substance that stimulates an immune response in the body

antipode

direct opposite

antipsychotic

tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired

antiquity

the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

antithesis

exact opposite

antitrust law

law intended to promote free competition in the market place by outlawing monopolies

ape

any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all

aperiodic

not recurring at regular intervals

apolitical

neutral with regards to government policy

apologist

a person who argues to defend some policy or institution

apothecary

a health professional trained in the art of preparing drugs

apparatus

equipment designed to serve a specific function

apparel

clothing in general

appliance

a device or tool that is very useful for a particular job

applicable

having relevance

apportion

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

apprehend

anticipate with dread or anxiety

apprentice

someone who works for an expert to learn a trade

approbation

official acceptance or agreement

appropriation

a deliberate act of acquisition, often without permission

aquatic

operating or living or growing in water

arable

capable of being farmed productively

arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

arbitrator

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

arcane

requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

archaeologist

an anthropologist who studies prehistoric culture

archives

collection of records especially about an institution

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

area

the extent of a two-dimensional surface within a boundary

arid

lacking sufficient water or rainfall

arithmetic mean

the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

arithmetic progression

(mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next term

arm

a human limb

array

an impressive display

artery

a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

artifact

a man-made object

artisan

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

ascribe

attribute or credit to

aspersion

a disparaging remark

asphyxiation

the condition of being deprived of oxygen

aspire

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

assassination

murder of a public figure by surprise attack

assembly line

mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

assess

estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of

asteroid

a small celestial body composed of rock and metal

asthma

respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

asunder

into parts or pieces

at stake

to be won or lost; at risk

attorney

a professional person authorized to practice law

attribute

a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

attrition

the act of rubbing together

auction

the public sale of something to the highest bidder

audit

examine carefully for accuracy

aura

distinctive but intangible quality around a person or thing

aurora

bands of light caused by charged solar particles

austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

authentic

not counterfeit or copied

automation

the act of implementing the control of equipment

autonomous

existing as an independent entity

auxin

a plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth

average

an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual

average out

amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

backdrop

scenery hung at back of stage

balk

refuse to comply

ballad

a narrative poem of popular origin

ballistic

of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum

bankruptcy

a legal process for a corporation declared to be insolvent

baptism

a sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

bar

a rigid piece of metal or wood

bargain

an agreement between parties fixing obligations of each

baritone

the second lowest adult male singing voice

bark

the sound made by a dog

baroque

relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music

barrel

a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

base

lowest support of a structure

basketry

the craft of basket making

battalion

an army unit consisting of a headquarters and companies

beatific

resembling or befitting an angel or saint

behest

an authoritative command or request

benefactor

a person who helps people or institutions

beneficiary

the recipient of funds or other advantages

bereft

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

beset

assail or attack on all sides

besiege

surround so as to force to give up

bestow

give as a gift
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