GMAT GRE List 1 – 480 Words

toga

a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome

…molecule :: the smallest part of a homogeneous substance momentum :: quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus moor :: marshy wasteland moratorium :: legal delay of payment mugwump :: defector from a party murrain :: plague; cattle disease nirvana :: the ideal state in Buddhist teachings nuance :: shade of difference in meaning or color objurgation ::…
uncommunicativeness

the trait of being uncommunicative

…pittance :: a small allowance or wage plagiarism :: theft of another’s ideas or writings passed off as original platitude :: trite remark; commonplace statement plethora :: excess; overabundance podiatrist :: doctor who treats ailments of the feet podium :: pedestal; raised platform poltroon :: coward polygamist :: one who has more than one spouse at a time portent…
odorous

having a characteristic aroma

…chosen fell :: cruel; deadly fervent :: ardent; hot fervid :: ardent fetid :: malodorous fickle :: changeable; faithless fictitious :: imaginary filial :: pertaining to a son daughter finicky :: too particular; fussy finite :: limited fitful :: spasmodic; intermittent flaccid :: flabby flagging :: weak; drooping flagrant :: conspicuously wicked flamboyant :: ornate fledgling :: inexperienced florid…
commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent

…test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion trajectory :: path taken by a projectile treacle :: syrup obtained in refining sugar trencherman :: good eater triolet :: eight-line stanza troglodyte :: cave dweller trope :: figure of speech tundra :: rolling, treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America tureen :: deep table dish for holding soup ukase ::…
appellation

identifying words by which someone or something is called

…diurnal :: daily divers :: several; differing diverse :: differing in some characteristics; various docile :: obedient; easily managed dogmatic :: positive; arbitrary dolorous :: sorrowful dormant :: sleeping; lethargic; torpid dorsal :: relating to the back of an animal doughty :: courageous dour :: sullen; stubborn droll :: queer and amusing dubious :: doubtful earthy :: unrefined; coarse…
nave

the central area of a church

…plague; baneful petulant :: touchy; peevish phlegmatic :: calm; not easily disturbed pied :: variegated; multicolored pious :: devout piquant :: pleasantly tart-tasting; stimulating piscatorial :: pertaining to fishing pithy :: concise; meaty placid :: peaceful; calm plaintive :: mournful plauditory :: approving; applauding plebeian :: common; pertaining to the common people plenary :: complete; full plenipotentiary :: fully…
supernumerary

more than is needed, desired, or required

…satrap :: petty ruler working for a superior despot satyr :: half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysos sciolism :: quackery; superficial information screed :: long, tiresome harangue senescence :: state of growing old seraph :: high-ranking, six-winged angel similitude :: similitude; using comparisons such as similes, etc. sirocco :: warm, sultry wind blown Africa to southern Europe…
quarantine

isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

…from synthesis tacit :: understood; not put into words taciturn :: habitually silent; talking little tactile :: pertaining to the organs or sense of touch tainted :: contaminated; corrupt tautological :: needlessly repetitious tawdry :: cheap and gaudy temporal :: not lasting forever; limited by time; secular tenacious :: holding fast tentative :: provisional; experimental tenuous :: thin; rare;…
wane

a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

…charges purloin :: steal quaff :: drink with relish quail :: cower; lose heart quell :: put down; quiet quibble :: equivocate; play on words rant :: rave; speak bombastically rationalize :: reason; justify an improper act ravage :: plunder; despoil raze :: destroy completely recant :: repudiate; withdraw previous statement recapitulate :: summarize reciprocate :: repay in kind…
ardor

feelings of great warmth and intensity

structure

a complex entity made of many parts

undeceive

free from deception or illusion

predatory

living by preying on other animals

mugwump

a neutral or uncommitted person, especially in politics

carafe

a bottle with a stopper, for serving wine or water

transgression

the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

inane

devoid of intelligence

thorough

painstakingly careful and accurate

animal

a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

infirmity

the state of being weak in health or body

imitation

copying the actions of someone else

rotundity

the roundness of a 3-dimensional object

azure

of a deep somewhat purplish blue color

jocose

characterized by jokes and good humor

extrude

form or shape by forcing through an opening

polishing

the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it

general

applying to all or most members of a category or group

voluptuous

displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

similitude

similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

cleft

a long narrow opening

autocrat

a cruel and oppressive dictator

endearment

the act of showing affection

adduce

advance evidence for

lustful

characterized by lust

good

having desirable or positive qualities

occupation

the principal activity in one’s life to earn money

meager

deficient in amount or quality or extent

rarefied

of high moral or intellectual value

solicitous

full of anxiety and concern

impromptu

with little or no preparation or forethought

palaver

loud and confused and empty talk

dilate

become wider

word

a unit of language that native speakers can identify

podiatrist

a specialist in care for the feet

celerity

a rate that is rapid

homogeneous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

cliche

a trite or obvious remark

adapt

make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

augury

an event indicating important things to come

overt

open and observable; not secret or hidden

presentiment

a feeling of evil to come

epitaph

an inscription in memory of a buried person

sleep

a natural and periodic state of rest

lissome

moving and bending with ease

flail

an implement with a handle and a free swinging stick

encomium

a formal expression of praise

itinerary

an established line of travel or access

litigation

a legal proceeding in a court

rime

ice crystals forming a white deposit

machination

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends

nauseate

upset and make ill

devoid

completely wanting or lacking

mildness

good weather with comfortable temperatures

segregate

divide from the main body or mass and collect

periphery

the outside boundary or surface of something

arbiter

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

umbrage

a feeling of anger caused by being offended

personable

pleasant in manner and appearance

imbrue

permeate or impregnate

panoply

a complete and impressive array

vernal

suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

illusive

based on or having the nature of a fantasy

gnome

a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man

prolix

tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at length

consecrate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

suppliant

humbly entreating

perquisite

an incidental benefit for certain types of employment

strength

the property of being physically or mentally powerful

antipathy

a feeling of intense dislike

trencherman

a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

dearth

an insufficient quantity or number

reconnaissance

the act of scouting

defamation

an abusive attack on a person’s character or good name

propitiate

make peace with

equable

not varying

nugatory

of no real value

water

compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear liquid

clique

an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

sloth

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

imaginative

marked by independence and creativity in thought or action

incite

provoke or stir up

taciturn

habitually reserved and uncommunicative

spangle

adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material

patricide

the murder of your father

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

hirsute

having or covered with hair

frieze

an ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band

stoic

seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

dally

behave carelessly or indifferently

probity

complete and confirmed integrity

crotchety

having a difficult and contrary disposition

expressed

communicated in words

recourse

act of turning to for assistance

existence

the state or fact of being

vertex

the highest point of something

inflated

enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness

zealot

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

avuncular

being or relating to an uncle

atheistic

related to a lack of belief in the existence of God

knoll

a small natural hill

menial

relating to unskilled work, especially domestic work

diminution

change toward something smaller or lower

miasma

an unwholesome atmosphere

valedictory

a farewell oration

staid

characterized by dignity and propriety

slake

satisfy, as thirst

momentum

the product of a body’s mass and its velocity

glut

supply with an excess of

devious

turning away from a straight course

spasmodic

occurring in spells and often abruptly

vassal

a person holding a fief

discretion

power of making choices unconstrained by external agencies

fallow

left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season

evoke

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

transition

the act of passing from one state or place to the next

indefatigable

showing sustained enthusiasm with unflagging vitality

island

a land mass that is surrounded by water

intricate

having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

noncommittal

refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action

invective

abusive language used to express blame or censure

annals

a chronological account of events in successive years

terminus

a place where something ends or is complete

extricate

release from entanglement or difficulty

balk

refuse to comply

animadversion

harsh criticism or disapproval

beneficiary

the recipient of funds or other advantages

casualty

someone injured or killed in an accident

garish

tastelessly showy

brevity

the attribute of being short or fleeting

malevolently

in a malevolent manner

winter

the coldest season of the year

travesty

a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

fustian

a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap

decry

express strong disapproval of

lecherous

given to excessive indulgence in sexual activity

rend

tear or be torn violently

fruition

the condition of bearing fruit

intellect

knowledge and mental ability

principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true

subject

some situation or event that is thought about

ferret

a small domesticated mammal with a flexible, elongated body

person

a human being

posthumous

occurring or coming into existence after a person’s death

guardianship

the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

farthest

most remote in space or time or order

coalesce

fuse or cause to come together

used

previously owned by another

disseminate

cause to become widely known

staccato

separating the notes; in music

peroration

the concluding section of a rhetorical address

canker

an ulcerlike sore

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

synchronous

occurring or existing at the same time

automaton

a mechanism that can move independently of external control

repugnance

intense aversion

proclamation

a formal public statement

obese

excessively fat

versatile

having great diversity or variety

allocate

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a purpose

prodigious

great in size, force, extent, or degree

streak

a narrow marking of a different color from the background

temporal

of or relating to or limited by time

relish

vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

vainglorious

feeling self-importance

layer

a single thickness of some substance or material

despoil

plunder or steal goods

mentor

a wise and trusted guide and advisor

excessive

beyond normal limits

preponderate

weigh more heavily

fritter

fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables

incompatible

not in harmonious or agreeable combination

parasite

an animal or plant that lives in or on a host

wastrel

someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

respect

regard highly; think much of

lithe

moving and bending with ease

obeisance

bending the head or body in reverence or submission

persiflage

light teasing

ashen

pale from illness or emotion

self

your consciousness of your own identity

existence

the state or fact of being

worship

the activity of cherishing as divine

mettle

the courage to carry on

rancor

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

miscreant

a person without moral scruples

female

of the sex that produces eggs from which offspring develop

God

the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions

unwitting

not aware or knowing

spectral

resembling or characteristic of a phantom

buffoonery

acting like a clown

caricature

a representation of a person exaggerated for comic effect

deploy

place troops or weapons in battle formation

acrimonious

marked by strong resentment or cynicism

depreciate

decline in value

serenity

the absence of mental stress or anxiety

treatment

the management of someone or something

glutinous

having the sticky properties of an adhesive

sanctimonious

excessively or hypocritically pious

aspiration

a cherished desire

fain

having made preparations

lout

an awkward stupid person

abash

cause to be embarrassed

provocation

a means of arousing or stirring to action

circumvent

surround so as to force to give up

foreboding

a feeling of evil to come

bacchanalian

used of riotously drunken merrymaking

dulcet

pleasing to the ear

pedagogue

someone who educates young people

impeccable

without fault or error

stigmatize

condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

disparity

inequality or difference in some respect

medley

a musical composition consisting of a series of songs

metaphysical

pertaining to the philosophical study of being and knowing

science

ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

brocade

thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern

summary

a brief statement that presents the main points

people

any group of human beings collectively

drink

take in liquids

flaunt

display proudly

fabricate

put together out of artificial or natural components

fracas

noisy quarrel

tantrum

a display of bad temper

hybrid

a composite of mixed origin

magniloquent

lofty in style

import

bring in from abroad

finicky

exacting especially about details

censor

a person authorized to suppress unacceptable material

profane

grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

chastity

abstaining from sexual relations

sugar

a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener

thoughtful

exhibiting or characterized by careful consideration

purblind

having greatly reduced vision

lucrative

producing a sizeable profit

beleaguer

annoy persistently

sarcasm

witty language used to convey insults or scorn

relic

an antiquity that has survived from the distant past

troglodyte

one who lives in solitude

axiom

a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof

decant

pour out

endive

widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green

myriad

a large indefinite number

parry

impede the movement of

lethargic

deficient in alertness or activity

madrigal

an unaccompanied partsong for several voices

baneful

deadly or sinister

plaudit

enthusiastic approval

expostulation

an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

anticlimax

a disappointing decline after a previous rise

magnitude

the property of relative size or extent

dire

fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless

abdicate

give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors

foreboding

a feeling of evil to come

consensus

agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole

churlish

having a bad disposition; surly

argot

a characteristic language of a particular group

supernatural

not able to be explained by physical laws

caparison

stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

blatant

without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

coquette

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

pithy

concise and full of meaning

concomitant

following or accompanying as a consequence

gibe

laugh at with contempt and derision

decadence

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

cruet

bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table

quibble

evade the truth of a point by raising irrelevant objections

statement

the act of affirming or asserting something

surveillance

close observation of a person or group

revulsion

intense aversion

misdemeanor

a crime less serious than a felony

senescence

the property characteristic of old age

excessive

beyond normal limits

postprandial

following a meal (especially dinner)

burlesque

a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor

champ

someone who has won first place in a competition

tribulation

an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

trajectory

the path followed by an object moving through space

depreciating

tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value

fortification

a defensive structure

exaction

act of demanding or levying by force or authority

sluggard

an idle slothful person

bigotry

intolerance and prejudice

happen

come to pass

bode

indicate by signs

dialectic

a contradiction of ideas that determines their interaction

adhesiveness

the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

polity

the form of government of a social organization

rampart

an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

imbroglio

an intricate and confusing interpersonal situation

baleful

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

bestial

resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

proof

any evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

metallurgical

of or relating to the science and technology of metals

covetous

immoderately desirous of acquiring something

gainsay

take exception to

vigilance

the process of paying close and continuous attention

allege

report or maintain

donation

a voluntary gift made to some worthwhile cause

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

vindicate

show to be right by providing justification or proof

analogous

similar or equivalent in some respects

oblivion

the state of being disregarded or forgotten

tarn

a mountain lake, especially one formed by glaciers

bedraggle

make wet and dirty, as from rain

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

itinerant

traveling from place to place to work

alien

from another place or part of the world

bugaboo

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

unkempt

not properly maintained or cared for

practical

guided by experience and observation rather than theory

Machiavellian

of or relating to amoral or conniving political principles

gesticulation

a deliberate and vigorous motion of the hands or body

jejune

lacking interest or significance or impact

depilate

remove body hair

sensation

an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

subsequent

following in time or order

ramification

a consequence, especially one that causes complications

betroth

give to in marriage

opportunist

a person who places expediency above principle

carnage

the savage and excessive killing of many people

simper

smile affectedly or derisively

calumny

a false accusation of an offense

emanate

give out, as breath or an odor

calumniate

charge falsely or with malicious intent

overstatement

making to seem more important than it really is

forked

resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches

spawn

the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or mollusks

ciliated

having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections

requite

make repayment for or return something

artifice

a deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture

patriarch

the male head of family or tribe

pharisaical

excessively or hypocritically pious

evanescent

tending to vanish like vapor

bookish

characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

obstetrician

a physician specializing in childbirth

glossy

reflecting light

influence

a power to affect persons or events

nostalgia

longing for something past

decimate

kill in large numbers

exchequer

the funds of a government or institution or individual

paraphernalia

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles

picaresque

(of fiction) involving clever rogues or adventurers

people

any group of human beings collectively

athwart

across the course, direction, or center line of a ship

veneer

coating consisting of a thin layer of wood

ambrosia

the food and drink of the gods

grimace

contort the face to indicate a certain mental state

bravado

a swaggering show of courage

wrest

obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically

artifact

a man-made object

psyche

that which is responsible for one’s thoughts and feelings

inclement

severe, of weather

artisan

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

viper

a venomous Old World snake

trite

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

wraith

a mental representation of some haunting experience

maritime

relating to ships or navigation

celibate

abstaining from sexual intercourse

brindled

having a gray or brown streak or a patchy coloring

hegira

a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

erode

remove soil or rock

magical

possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers

stagnant

not growing or changing; without force or vitality

licentious

lacking moral discipline

hew

make or shape as with an axe

stigma

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

vivisection

the act of operating on living animals

effigy

a representation of a person

tundra

a vast treeless plain where subsoil is permanently frozen

diurnal

having a daily cycle or occurring every day

hindmost

located farthest to the rear

supercilious

having or showing arrogant disdain or haughtiness

flotilla

a fleet of small craft

thrifty

mindful of the future in spending money

ridiculous

incongruous or absurd

covered

overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form

somnolent

inclined to or marked by drowsiness

nepotism

favoritism shown to relatives or friends by those in power

subtlety

the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze

cubicle

small area set off by walls for special use

alias

a name that has been assumed temporarily

idiosyncratic

peculiar to the individual

prefatory

serving as an introduction or preface

another

any of various alternatives; some other

obviate

do away with

prodigal

recklessly wasteful

uncouth

lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

treatment

the management of someone or something

officious

intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

ludicrous

inviting ridicule

askance

with suspicion or disapproval

pert

characterized by a lightly saucy or impudent quality

probe

an exploratory action or expedition

apocalyptic

of or relating to a catastrophe

amiable

diffusing warmth and friendliness

quantity

how much there is or how many there are of something

provident

giving something useful for the future

flagrant

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

iniquitous

characterized by injustice or wickedness

freedom

the condition of being free

perceive

become aware of through the senses

incontinent

not having control over urination and defecation

tautological

characterized by unnecessary repetition

attenuate

become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

adroit

quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

peristyle

a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court

barrister

a British lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law

duenna

a woman chaperon

purview

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

under

below some quantity or limit

delete

cut or eliminate

obloquy

state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

turpitude

a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

pensive

deeply or seriously thoughtful

officially

in an authoritative role

dregs

sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

catholic

comprehensive or broad-minded in tastes and interests

quadruped

an animal especially a mammal having four limbs

austerity

self-denial, especially refraining from worldly pleasures

denunciation

a public act of denouncing

concurrent

occurring or operating at the same time

occult

supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

stalemate

a situation in which no progress can be made

trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

cognomen

the name used to identify the members of a family

interim

the time between one event, process, or period and another

bumptious

offensively self-assertive

opalescent

having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

atypical

not representative of a group, class, or type

attrition

the act of rubbing together

renovate

restore to a previous or better condition

goad

stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

chaotic

completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing

cajole

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

imbibe

take in liquids

acclivity

an upward slope or grade, as in a road

ostentatious

intended to attract notice and impress others

extant

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

incessant

uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

biennial

occurring every second year

stertorous

of breathing having a heavy snoring sound

replica

copy that is not the original

hermitage

the abode of a recluse

intermediate

lying between two extremes in time, space, or state

laudable

worthy of high praise

terminology

a system of words used to name things in a discipline

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

perjury

criminal offense of making false statements under oath

gape

look with amazement

terrestrial

of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

moribund

being on the point of death

perspicuity

clarity as a consequence of being easily understandable

masticate

bite and grind with the teeth

delusive

inappropriate to reality or facts

refection

a light meal or repast

sacrilegious

grossly irreverent toward what is considered holy

scullion

a kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks

fanaticism

excessive intolerance of opposing views

perturb

disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried

compute

make a mathematical calculation

adjunct

something added to another thing but not essential to it

reprisal

a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

sophomore

a second-year undergraduate

effervesce

become bubbly or frothy or foaming

rote

memorization by repetition

pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning

saltate

leap or skip, often in dancing

bombastic

ostentatiously lofty in style

intrigue

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends

presumption

a premise that is taken for granted

virulent

extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
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