Gmat essential words part 1 – 57 Words

abate

become less in amount or intensity

authorized,recognized
aberration

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

accord

concurrence of opinion

discord

lack of agreement or harmony

acquisitiveness

strong desire to obtain and possess

adherent

someone who believes and helps to spread a doctrine

advent

arrival that has been awaited

adverse

in an opposing direction

agency

the state of being in action or exerting power

aggravate

make worse

altogether

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent

ambivalent

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

amortize

liquidate gradually

analogous

similar or equivalent in some respects

annex

attach to

annihilate

kill in large numbers

anoint

administer an oil or ointment to, often ceremonially

apprentice

someone who works for an expert to learn a trade

arbiter

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

archaic

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

aristocracy

a privileged class holding hereditary titles

artifact

a man-made object

ascription

assigning to a cause or source

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

assimilation

the process of absorbing one cultural group into another

attain

gain with effort

atypical

not representative of a group, class, or type

backfire

a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in an engine

bald

lacking hair on all or most of the scalp

balloon

small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

befall

become of; happen to

belie

be in contradiction with

benevolent

showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding

benign

kind in disposition or manner

blight

any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

blunt

not sharp (used of a knife or other blade)

blur

confuse or make unclear

bogus

fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

bolster

support and strengthen

brook

a natural stream of water smaller than a river

buffer

protect from impact

bygone

well in the past; former

bypass

avoid something unpleasant or laborious

canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture

chancy

subject to accident or chance or change

channel

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

checked

patterned with alternating squares of color

chronological

relating to or arranged according to temporal order

clamor

utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

clan

group of people related by blood or marriage

cloak

anything that covers or conceals

coalesce

fuse or cause to come together

coercion

using force to cause something to occur

coexistence

existing peacefully together

cogent

powerfully persuasive

collude

act in unison and in secret towards a deceitful purpose
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