GMAT – 3 – 189 Words

cobble

repair or mend

cocaine

a narcotic extracted from coca leaves

cocoa

powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed

coda

the closing section of a musical composition

code

a set of rules or principles or laws

codify

organize into a system, such as a body of law

cognitive

relating to or involving the mental process of knowing

coherent

marked by an orderly and consistent relation of parts

coinage

coins collectively

coleslaw

a salad made with raw, shredded cabbage

collaborate

work together on a common enterprise or project

collateral

accompanying; following as a consequence

combat

the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

combination

the act of bringing things together to form a new whole

combustion

a reaction of a substance with oxygen to give heat and light

comedian

a performer who tells jokes

comet

a small frozen mass that travels around the sun

commercial

connected with or engaged in the exchange of goods

commission

the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

common divisor

an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly

commonplace

completely ordinary and unremarkable

compact

closely and firmly united or packed together

companionate

like a companion

compatible

able to exist and perform in harmonious combination

compensate

make amends for

compensation

the act of making amends for service or loss or injury

compile

get or gather together

complacency

the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

complement

something added to embellish or make perfect

complementary

acting as a part that completes another part

complex

complicated in structure

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

comply

act in accordance with someone’s rules, commands, or wishes

component

one of the individual parts making up a larger entity

compound

a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

comprehend

get the meaning of something

compromise

an accommodation in which both sides make concessions

compulsory

required by rule

conceal

prevent from being seen or discovered

concentrate

make denser, stronger, or purer

concern

something that interests you because it is important

concert

a performance of music by players or singers

concerto

a composition for orchestra and a soloist

concession

the act of yielding

concrete

capable of being perceived by the senses

concurrent

occurring or operating at the same time

condense

cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

condescending

characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance

condor

the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere

cone

a shape with a circular base and sides tapering to a point

configuration

an arrangement of parts or elements

confinement

the state of being enclosed

conform

be similar, be in line with

confront

oppose, as in hostility or a competition

congenial

suitable to your needs

congestion

excessive crowding

conglomerate

collect or gather

congregation

the act of assembling

congruent

corresponding in character or kind

connive

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

consensus

agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole

consortium

a cooperative association among institutions or companies

conspiracy

a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act

constellation

a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

constraint

the state of being physically limited

contagious

capable of being transmitted by infection

contaminant

a substance that contaminates

contemplate

think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

contemporary

occurring in the same period of time

contemptuous

expressing extreme scorn

contentious

showing an inclination to disagree

context

the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation

contiguous

having a common boundary or edge

contingency

the state of being dependent on something

contingent

determined by conditions or circumstances that follow

contralto

the lowest female singing voice

control

power to direct or determine

convalescence

gradual healing through rest after sickness or injury

conversion

the act of changing from one use or function to another

convert

change the nature, purpose, or function of something

conviction

an unshakable belief in something without need for proof

convoluted

highly complex or intricate

coordinate

of equal importance, rank, or degree

coriander

Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

cornerstone

a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls

cornstalk

the stalk of a corn plant

corny

dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance

coronary

surrounding the heart like a crown

coronary artery

the artery that branches from the aorta to supply blood to the heart

corpulence

the property of excessive fatness

corridor

an enclosed passageway

corroborate

give evidence for

cortex

the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

cosmic

pertaining to or characteristic of the universe

cost

be priced at

counterclockwise

in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move

counterfeit

not genuine; imitating something superior

countervail

oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

coupon

a certificate that can be redeemed for value as needed

courier

a person who carries a message

coy

affectedly shy especially in a playful or provocative way

coyote

small wolf native to western North America

crack

a narrow opening

cramp

a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

crass

so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination

crater

a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano

credence

the mental attitude that something is believable

credit

an estimate of ability to fulfill financial commitments

credo

any system of principles or beliefs

crest

the top or extreme point of something

criminology

the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement

criterion

the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

critique

appraise or judge in an analytical way

crucial

of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

crumple

gather something into small wrinkles or folds

crunch

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

crusade

a series of actions tending toward a particular end

crypt

a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber

cryptical

having a secret or hidden meaning

cube

a three-dimensional figure with six equal squares as faces

cue

a reminder for some action or speech

culminate

end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

culpability

a state of guilt

cult

a system of religious beliefs and rituals

cultivation

production of food by preparing the land to grow crops

cumbersome

difficult to handle or use because of size or weight

cupidity

extreme greed for material wealth

curb

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

cure-all

hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases

curriculum

an integrated course of academic studies

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

customize

make to specifications

cylinder

a surface generated by rotating a line around a fixed line

cynical

believing the worst of human nature and motives

cytokinin

any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and delay the senescence of leaves

cytology

the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

cytoplasm

the substance inside a cell, not including the nucleus

darn

repair a garment by weaving thread across a hole

de-ice

make or become free of frost or ice

debase

make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

debenture

the ability of a customer to obtain goods before payment

debilitate

make weak

debris

the remains of something that has been destroyed

debut

the act of beginning something new

decagon

a polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles

decay

the organic phenomenon of rotting

decent

socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

decimal

a number in a system based on ten

decimal point

the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

decipher

convert code into ordinary language

decrease

a change downward

deduce

reason from the general to the particular

deduct

make a subtraction

defendant

someone against whom an action is brought in a court of law

deferential

showing courteous regard for people’s feelings

deficit

the property of being less than expected or required

deform

assume a different shape

defrost

make or become free of frost or ice

deft

skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

degenerate

a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable

deleterious

harmful to living things

deliberate

carefully thought out in advance

delicate

developed with extreme subtlety

delineate

represented accurately or precisely

delta

the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet

deluge

a heavy rain

delusion

a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

demise

the time when something ends

demobilization

act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops

demographic

a statistic characterizing human populations

demolition

the act of destroying completely

demonstrable

capable of being proved

demur

politely refuse or take exception to

denationalization

changing something from state to private ownership or control

denigrate

charge falsely or with malicious intent

denominator

the divisor of a fraction

denote

have as a meaning

denouement

the outcome of a complex sequence of events

dentition

the eruption through the gums of baby teeth

denunciatory

containing warning of punishment

depart

go away or leave

depict

give a description of

deplete

use up, as resources or materials

depletion

the state of being used up

deploy

place troops or weapons in battle formation

depreciation

a decrease in price or value

depress

push down

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

derision

the act of treating with contempt
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