GMAT 1 A LIst – 52 Words

paradigm

a standard or typical example

impartial

free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

dispassionate

unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

savor

a particular taste or smell, especially an appealing one

facilitate

make easier

recidivism

habitual relapse into crime

obsolete

no longer in use

indolent

disinclined to work or exertion

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations

diffident

showing modest reserve

intermittent

stopping and starting at irregular intervals

salutatory

an opening or welcoming statement

gravity

the force of attraction between all masses in the universe

prattle

speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly

replete

filled to satisfaction with food or drink

metamorphosis

striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

evoke

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

stamina

enduring strength and energy

prosaic

lacking wit or imagination

pavilion

a large and often sumptuous tent

digress

wander from a direct or straight course

permeable

allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through

ecclesiastic

of or associated with a church

warrant

formal and explicit approval

heretic

a person whose religious beliefs conflict with church dogma

malinger

avoid responsibilities and duties

ruffian

a cruel and brutal fellow

parsimony

extreme stinginess

tedious

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

avarice

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth

burly

muscular and heavily built

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

adversary

someone who offers opposition

expedite

process fast and efficiently

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

garrulous

full of trivial conversation

harmonious

exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents

compatible

able to exist and perform in harmonious combination

alchemist

one who tried to change ordinary metals into gold

despoil

plunder or steal goods

plausible

apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

recession

the act of returning control

respite

a pause from doing something

engender

call forth

awry

turned or twisted to one side

disperse

move away from each other

immaculate

completely neat and clean

neologism

a newly invented word or phrase

contest

a struggle between rivals

incessant

uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

colossal

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

conjecture

believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
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