GMAT- 2 – 182 Words

betray

deliver to an enemy by treachery

betrayal

the quality of aiding an enemy

better off

in a more fortunate or prosperous condition

beverage

any liquid suitable for drinking

bicentenary

the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

bid

propose a payment

bilateral

having two sides or parts

bilingual

using or knowing two languages

binary

of or pertaining to a number system having 2 as its base

biofeedback

a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them

biota

all the plant and animal life of a particular region

bipartisan

supported by both sides

bipedalism

the bodily attribute of being bipedal; having two feet

birch

any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark

bisect

cut in half or cut in two

bizarre

conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

black hole

a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star

blackout

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights

bland

lacking taste or flavor or tang

blast

a sudden very loud noise

bleak

unpleasantly cold and damp

blemish

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

blind spot

the point where the optic nerve enters the retina

blob

an indistinct shapeless form

blockade

a war measure isolating an area of importance to the enemy

blot

a blemish made by dirt

blur

confuse or make unclear

bog

wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation

bolster

support and strengthen

bombardment

an attack by dropping explosive devices

bondage

the state of being under the control of another person

bookkeeping

the activity of recording business transactions

boom

a deep prolonged loud noise

boost

increase

boreal

toward or located in the north

bottleneck

the narrow part of a bottle near the top

bound

confined by bonds

bountiful

producing in abundance

bounty

the property of copious abundance

bouquet

an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

bout

a contest or fight

bower

a framework that supports climbing plants

brazen

unrestrained by convention or propriety

breakthrough

the act of making an important discovery

brevity

the attribute of being short or fleeting

brewery

a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation

brine

a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling

broccoli

plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds

brochure

a small book usually having a paper cover

brokerage

the business of a broker

bronze

an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

browse

feed as in a meadow or pasture

brutal

resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

bubonic

of or evidencing buboes

budget

a summary of intended expenditures

buffer

protect from impact

bugbear

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

bulge

swell or protrude outwards

bumblebee

robust hairy social bee of temperate regions

bummer

an experience that is frustrating or disappointing

bunch

a grouping of a number of similar things

buoyant

tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas

bureaucrat

a nonelective government official

burgeon

grow and flourish

burglarize

enter and rob a dwelling

burrow

a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

bust

a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

bustle

move or cause to move energetically or busily

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

bylaw

a rule adopted by an organization

cabin

a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area

cache

a hidden storage space

calamitous

having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

calcium

a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light

caliph

the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state

call for

express the need or desire for; ask for

calligraphic

of or relating to or expressed in calligraphy

calorie

unit of heat raising 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade

campaign

related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal

canary

any of several small Old World finches

cancerous

relating to or affected with cancer

canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture

canopy

a covering (usually of cloth) that shelters an area

canvas

a heavy, closely woven fabric

capacity

capability to perform or produce

capricious

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

captious

tending to find and call attention to faults

captivate

attract; cause to be enamored

captivity

the state of being imprisoned

capture

seize as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

carbohydrate

an essential component of living cells and source of energy

carcinogen

any substance that produces cancer

cardiac

of or relating to the heart

cardiopulmonary

of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions

cardiovascular

of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels

cargo

goods carried by a large vehicle

caricature

a representation of a person exaggerated for comic effect

caries

soft decayed area in a tooth

carol

a joyful song

carpal

of or relating to the wrist

cartel

a consortium formed to limit commercial competition

cartographer

a person who makes maps

cascade

a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

cash in on

take advantage of or capitalize on

casualty

someone injured or killed in an accident

catalog

a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically

catalogue

a complete list of things, usually arranged systematically

catalyst

substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction

catastrophe

a sudden violent change in the earth’s surface

category

a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations

cater

give what is desired or needed

caterpillar

a wormlike and often hairy larva of a moth or butterfly

cathedral

the principal Christian church building of a diocese

caveat

a warning against certain acts

caviar

salted fish eggs eaten as a delicacy

cedar

any cedar of the genus Cedrus

celebrity

the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

celestial

relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

census

a periodic count of the population

center

an area that is in the middle of some larger region

center on

have as a center

centrifugal

tending to move away from a center

ceramic

an artifact made of clay baked at a high temperature

cereal

grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat

ceremonial

marked by pomp or ceremony or formality

cessation

a stopping

chaise

a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top

chalice

a bowl-shaped drinking vessel

chamber

a natural or artificial enclosed space

chameleon

lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color

chant

a repetitive song in which syllables are assigned to a tone

char

burn to charcoal

charge

assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

charity

an institution set up to provide help to the needy

charter

a document creating an institution and specifying its rights

chauvinism

fanatical patriotism

check

examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

cheetah

long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game

chef

a professional cook

chiaroscuro

the arrangement or interplay of light and dark in an artwork

chisel

an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

chlorofluorocarbon

a fluorocarbon with chlorine

cholesterol

a substance in the blood that can cause heart disease

chord

a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously

chordate

of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata

choreography

a show involving artistic dancing

chromosome

a threadlike strand of DNA that carries genes

chronic

long-lasting or characterized by long suffering

chronicle

a record or narrative description of past events

chronology

an arrangement of events in time

churn

a vessel to separate butterfat from buttermilk

cinder

a fragment of incombustible matter left after a fire

circadian

having or relating to 24-hour cycles

circle

ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length

circulation

the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

circumference

the length of the closed curve of a circle

circumscribe

draw a geometric figure around another figure

circumspect

careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk

circumvent

surround so as to force to give up

civic

of or relating or belonging to a city

civil

of or occurring between or among citizens of the state

claim

assert or affirm strongly

clam

burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud

clan

group of people related by blood or marriage

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

clarify

make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

clerical

appropriate for or engaged in office work

cliche

a trite or obvious remark

clientele

customers collectively

climatologist

someone who is expert in climatology

cling to

hold firmly, usually with one’s hands

clip

a small fastener used to hold loose articles together

clockwise

in the direction that the hands of a clock move

clog

any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

clone

a genetically identical organism derived from a single cell

closed-circuit television

a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater)

clothesline

a cord on which clothes are hung to dry

clumsy

lacking grace in movement or posture

cluster

a grouping of a number of similar things

coalesce

fuse or cause to come together

coalition

the union of diverse things into one body or form or group
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