GMAT 3 – 250 Words

insinuate

suggest in an indirect or covert way; give to understand

insipid

lacking interest or significance or impact

insolvent

unable to meet or discharge financial obligations

instigate

provoke or stir up

insubordinate

not submissive to authority

insular

relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island

insularity

the state of being isolated or detached

intangible

incapable of being perceived by the senses, especially touch

intercede

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

intermittent

stopping and starting at irregular intervals

intractable

difficult to manage or mold

intransigent

impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason

intrepid

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

inundate

fill or cover completely, usually with water

inured

made tough by habitual exposure

inveterate

habitual

invoke

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

iota

a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

irascible

quickly aroused to anger

ironic

displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is

irrational

not consistent with or using reason

irreparable

impossible to rectify or amend

irreproachable

free of guilt; not subject to blame

itinerary

an established line of travel or access

jaded

exhausted

jargon

technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

jeopardy

a source of danger

jester

a clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman

jettison

throw away, of something encumbering

jocund

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

jollity

feeling jovial and full of good humor

jovial

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

judicious

marked by the exercise of good judgment in practical matters

juncture

the shape or manner in which things come together

juxtapose

place side by side

ken

range of what one can know or understand

kindle

catch fire

kinship

relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

kith

your friends and acquaintances

knead

use the hands to mix and work something into a uniform mass

knotty

tangled in snarls

labyrinth

complex system of paths in which it is easy to get lost

lacerate

cut or tear irregularly

laconic

brief and to the point

laggard

someone who takes more time than necessary

lambaste

censure severely or angrily

lambent

softly bright or radiant

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

languid

lacking spirit or liveliness

larceny

the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

lascivious

driven by lust

lassitude

a feeling of lack of interest or energy

latency

the state of being not yet evident or active

laud

praise, glorify, or honor

lax

without rigor or strictness

lethargic

deficient in alertness or activity

levee

an embankment built to prevent a river from overflowing

levity

a manner lacking seriousness

lewd

suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

liaison

a means of communication between groups

liberalism

a political orientation favoring social progress by reform

libertine

unrestrained by convention or morality

licentious

lacking moral discipline

limber

easily bent

lithe

moving and bending with ease

livid

furiously angry

loiter

linger, remain, or wait around for no apparent reason

loquacious

full of trivial conversation

lucid

transparently clear; easily understandable

lucrative

producing a sizeable profit

lugubrious

excessively mournful

luminous

softly bright or radiant

lunge

the act of moving forward suddenly

lurid

glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

lustrous

reflecting light

luxuriant

produced or growing in extreme abundance

macerate

soften and cause to disintegrate as a result

maculate

morally blemished; stained or impure

magnanimity

nobility and generosity of spirit

malediction

the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil

malefactor

someone who has committed a crime

malevolent

wishing or appearing to wish evil to others

malicious

having the nature of threatening evil

malign

speak unfavorably about

malinger

avoid responsibilities and duties

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent

mandate

a document giving an official instruction or command

manifest

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

mar

render imperfect

marauder

someone who attacks in search of booty

materialism

a desire for wealth and possessions

maudlin

effusively or insincerely emotional

maverick

someone who exhibits independence in thought and action

meander

move or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

mellifluous

pleasing to the ear

melodious

having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune

menagerie

a collection of live animals for study or display

mendacious

given to lying

mentor

a wise and trusted guide and advisor

mercenary

a person hired to fight for another country than their own

mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

meretricious

tastelessly showy

mesmerize

attract strongly, as if with a magnet

metamorphosis

striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

meticulous

marked by precise accordance with details

mettle

the courage to carry on

mien

a person’s appearance, manner, or demeanor

mimicry

imitative behavior

minatory

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

minute

a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

mire

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

miscreant

a person without moral scruples

miser

a stingy hoarder of money and possessions

mite

small arachnid infesting animals or plants or stored foods

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

modulate

fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

mollify

cause to be more favorably inclined

molten

reduced to liquid form by heating

moot

of no legal significance, as having been previously decided

mordant

harshly ironic or sinister

morose

showing a brooding ill humor

motif

a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

motility

ability to move spontaneously and independently

mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

munificent

very generous

muse

reflect deeply on a subject

myriad

a large indefinite number

narcissistic

having an inflated idea of one’s own importance

nascent

being born or beginning

nautical

relating to ships or navigation

nebulous

lacking definite form or limits

nefarious

extremely wicked

negligence

failure to act with the prudence of a reasonable person

nemesis

something causing misery or death

neologism

a newly invented word or phrase

neophyte

any new participant in some activity

nettle

plant having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation

neutral

having no personal preference

nexus

the means of connection between things linked in series

noisome

causing or able to cause nausea

nostalgic

unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things

nostrum

patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable

notorious

known widely and usually unfavorably

novel

an extended fictional work in prose

noxious

injurious to physical or mental health

nugatory

of no real value

nullify

declare invalid

oaf

an awkward, clumsy, or stupid person

obdurate

stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

obeisance

bending the head or body in reverence or submission

obfuscate

make obscure or unclear

objective

the goal intended to be attained

obligatory

required by compulsion or convention

obliterate

remove completely from recognition or memory

obloquy

state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

obsequious

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

obsolete

no longer in use

obstinate

marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

obtrude

push to thrust outward

obtuse

of an angle, between 90 and 180 degrees

obviate

do away with

occult

supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

odious

unequivocally detestable

odium

hate coupled with disgust

oligarchy

a political system governed by a few people

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

omniscient

infinitely wise

opalescent

having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

opaque

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy

opprobrious

expressing offensive reproach

optimist

a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

opulence

wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

ornate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

orthodox

adhering to what is commonly accepted

oscillate

move or swing from side to side regularly

ossify

become bony

ostensible

appearing as such but not necessarily so

ostentatious

intended to attract notice and impress others

ostracize

expel from a community or group

oust

remove from a position or office

P

the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet

paean

a hymn of praise

pagan

a person following a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion

painstaking

characterized by extreme care and great effort

palatial

relating to or being a large and stately residence

palindrome

a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward

palliate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

pallid

deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress

pallor

unnatural lack of color in the skin

palpable

capable of being perceived

panegyric

formally expressing praise

paradigm

a standard or typical example

paradox

a statement that contradicts itself

parapet

a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

paraphernalia

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles

pariah

a person who is rejected from society or home

parity

functional equality

parley

a negotiation between enemies

parochial

relating to or supported by or located in a parish

parody

a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

parry

impede the movement of

parse

analyze the sentence structure of

parsimonious

excessively unwilling to spend

parsimony

extreme stinginess

partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

passive

lacking in energy or will

paucity

an insufficient quantity or number

pavilion

a large and often sumptuous tent

peccadillo

a petty misdeed

pecuniary

relating to or involving money

pedagogue

someone who educates young people

pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

pejorative

expressing disapproval

pellucid

transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

penchant

a strong liking

penitent

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

pensive

deeply or seriously thoughtful

penurious

excessively unwilling to spend

perceptive

of or relating to awareness via the senses

percussion

the act of exploding a detonator that explodes when struck

perdition

the place or state in which one suffers eternal punishment

peremptory

putting an end to all debate or action

perfidious

tending to betray

perfunctory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

peripheral

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary

perjury

criminal offense of making false statements under oath

permeable

allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

perpetual

continuing forever or indefinitely

perquisite

an incidental benefit for certain types of employment

pertinent

being of striking appropriateness

peruse

examine or consider with attention and in detail

pervade

spread or diffuse through

pervasive

spreading or spread throughout

pessimism

a general disposition to expect the worst in all things

petty

small and of little importance

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

phenomenon

any state or process known through the senses

philanthropy

the act of donating money or time to promote human welfare

phlegmatic

showing little emotion

phobia

an anxiety disorder characterized by irrational fear

pied

having sections or patches colored differently and brightly

pinion

wing of a bird

pious

having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

pique

a sudden outburst of anger

pithy

concise and full of meaning
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