GMAT GRE List3 – 481 Words

reprobate

a person without moral scruples

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

ignoble

dishonorable in character or purpose

annotate

add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments

ablution

the act of washing oneself, as for ritual purposes

security

the state of being free from danger or injury

transcend

go beyond the scope or limits of

anomalous

deviating from the general or common order or type

comparison

the act of examining resemblances

agitation

a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

unchanged

not made or become different

subjective

taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

florid

elaborately or excessively ornamented

choleric

characterized by anger

sound

mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium

volatile

liable to lead to sudden change or violence

irreverent

showing lack of due respect or veneration

carillon

set of bells hung in a bell tower

conceited

having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

vacillation

indecision in speech or action

saturnine

bitter or scornful

tempo

the speed at which a composition is to be played

confiscate

take temporary possession of a security by legal authority

whimsical

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

dissolute

unrestrained by convention or morality

apotheosis

model of excellence or perfection of a kind

moral

concerned with principles of right and wrong

obstreperous

noisily and stubbornly defiant

misnomer

an incorrect or unsuitable name

trilogy

a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject

aromatic

having a strong pleasant odor

reticulate

resembling or forming a network

illusion

an erroneous mental representation

engender

call forth

acidulous

being sour to the taste

ambulatory

able to walk about

encroachment

any entry into an area not previously occupied

infallible

incapable of failure or error

chaperone

one who accompanies and supervises young people

immune

of the condition in which an organism can resist disease

lucid

transparently clear; easily understandable

intrinsic

belonging to a thing by its very nature

brochure

a small book usually having a paper cover

benison

a spoken blessing

carnal

of or relating to the body or flesh

freedom

the condition of being free

reiterate

say, state, or perform again

shimmer

shine with a weak or fitful light

fawning

attempting to win favor by flattery

portentous

of momentous or ominous significance

enthrall

hold spellbound

sinecure

a job that involves minimal duties

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

sciolism

pretentious superficiality of knowledge

rife

excessively abundant

poltroon

an abject coward

implement

a piece of equipment or a tool used for a specific purpose

impetus

a force that makes something happen

enclave

an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct

inequality

lack of balance or similarity in status

zephyr

a slight wind

incredulity

doubt about the truth of something

ghastly

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

hypocritical

professing feelings or virtues one does not have

invincible

incapable of being overcome or subdued

aberration

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

exorcise

expel through adjuration or prayers

poultice

a medical dressing spread on a cloth and applied to the skin

saunter

walk leisurely and with no apparent aim

admonition

a firm rebuke

barterer

a trader who exchanges goods and not money

individual

being or characteristic of a single thing or person

superficial

of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

brazen

unrestrained by convention or propriety

common

having no special distinction or quality

convoluted

highly complex or intricate

determined

having been learned or found especially by investigation

rebate

a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

archives

collection of records especially about an institution

ecclesiastic

of or associated with a church

febrile

of or relating to or characterized by fever

stanch

stop the flow of a liquid

intrepid

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

conception

the creation of something in the mind

audit

examine carefully for accuracy

proletarian

belonging to or characteristic of the working class

scar

a mark left by the healing of injured tissue

auspicious

auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

flamboyant

tending to attract attention; marked by ostentatious display

feign

make believe with the intent to deceive

musty

covered with or smelling of mold

creative

having the ability or power to invent or make something

ornithologist

a scientist who studies birds

subliminal

below the threshold of conscious perception

grotesque

distorted and unnatural in shape or size

scheme

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

contraband

distributed or sold illicitly

authority

the power or right to give orders or make decisions

quail

small gallinaceous game birds

acephalous

lacking a head or a clearly defined head

suppurate

cause to ripen and discharge pus

unbridled

not restrained or controlled

verbiage

overabundance of words

geniality

a disposition to be friendly and approachable

memory

the cognitive process whereby past experience is remembered

contortion

a tortuous and twisted shape or position

penchant

a strong liking

bate

moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

tryst

a secret rendezvous, especially between lovers

linguistic

consisting of or related to language

seasoning

something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

penitent

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

factotum

a servant employed to do a variety of jobs

omnivorous

feeding on both plants and animals

clothing

a covering designed to be worn on a person’s body

callow

young and inexperienced

reek

give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.

titillate

excite pleasurably or erotically

glossary

an alphabetical list of technical terms in a field

carte

a list of dishes available at a restaurant

congruence

the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

maelstrom

a powerful circular current of water

inured

made tough by habitual exposure

abominate

find repugnant

nemesis

something causing misery or death

white

being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness

burnish

polish and make shiny

agriculture

the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

remark

make or write a comment on

indignity

an affront to one’s self-esteem

irascible

quickly aroused to anger

divorce

the legal dissolution of a marriage

mortician

one whose business is the management of funerals

affiliation

the act of becoming formally connected or joined

nexus

the means of connection between things linked in series

garner

assemble or get together

incognito

without revealing one’s identity

ingratiate

gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

cloister

residence that is a place of religious seclusion

denigrate

charge falsely or with malicious intent

understand

know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

auscultation

listening to sounds within the body with a stethoscope

acoustics

the study of the physical properties of sound

exculpate

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

generic

applicable to an entire class or group

envious

painfully desirous of another’s advantages

malevolent

wishing or appearing to wish evil to others

interment

the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

circumlocution

an indirect way of expressing something

wont

an established custom

jurisprudence

the branch of philosophy concerned with the law

disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

catalyst

substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction

banal

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

benediction

a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

prosody

the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

intuition

instinctive knowing, without the use of rational processes

salient

conspicuous, prominent, or important

gain

obtain

belonging

happiness felt in a secure relationship

mosque

a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret

species

taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

terse

brief and to the point

statement

the act of affirming or asserting something

pediatrician

a specialist in the care of babies

writing

symbols imprinted on a surface to represent sounds or words

tranquillity

an untroubled state, free from disturbances

endue

give qualities or abilities to

energize

cause to be alert and active

chauvinist

a person with a prejudiced belief in his own superiority

diabolical

showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness

neap

a less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon

provender

food for domestic livestock

moodiness

a sullen gloomy feeling

ethnology

branch of anthropology dealing with divisions of humankind

esoteric

understandable only by an enlightened inner circle

purveyor

someone who supplies provisions, especially food

droll

comical in an odd or whimsical manner

interest

a sense of concern with and curiosity about something

parapet

a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

risible

arousing or provoking laughter

calligraphy

beautiful handwriting

conglomeration

a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together

topography

the configuration of a surface and its features

designation

the act of identifying something

marked

easily noticeable

robust

sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

implacable

incapable of being appeased or pacified

order

logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

characteristic

typical or distinctive

mercenary

a person hired to fight for another country than their own

exacerbate

make worse

miscegenation

marriage or reproduction by people of different races

repertoire

the range of skills in a particular field or occupation

power

possession of the qualities required to do something

humus

partially decomposed organic matter

caption

brief description accompanying an illustration

flout

treat with contemptuous disregard

rudimentary

being in the earliest stages of development

tonsure

shaving the crown of the head by priests or monks

debonair

having a sophisticated charm

contiguous

having a common boundary or edge

analgesic

capable of relieving pain

enraged

marked by extreme anger

sleepy

ready to fall asleep

edge

a line determining the limits of an area

rueful

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

circlet

a small ring-shaped object

pigment

dry coloring material

puerile

displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

unruly

unable to be governed or controlled

affected

influenced

debilitate

make weak

bellicose

having or showing a ready disposition to fight

insipid

lacking interest or significance or impact

incidence

the relative frequency of occurrence of something

minatory

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

verity

conformity to reality or actuality

brooch

a decorative pin

mews

a street lined with dwellings that were originally stables

soupcon

a slight but appreciable amount

effeminate

having unsuitable feminine qualities

transcribe

write out, as from speech or notes

quip

a witty saying

tarantula

large southern European spider

privy

informed about something secret or not generally known

ineluctable

impossible to avoid or evade

bandanna

large and brightly colored handkerchief

bantering

cleverly amusing in tone

foible

a minor weakness or peculiarity in someone’s character

indistinct

not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

whole

all of something including its component elements or parts

derelict

a person without a home, job, or property

discursive

tending to cover a wide range of subjects

duress

compulsory force or threat

indigenous

originating where it is found

depict

give a description of

sleazy

morally degraded

erotic

giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing

expression

the communication of your beliefs or opinions

sapient

acutely insightful and wise

ribald

humorously vulgar

delicacy

the quality of being exquisitely fine in appearance

addiction

being dependent on something habit-forming

vertiginous

having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

complacent

contented to a fault with oneself or one’s actions

conduit

a passage through which water or electric wires can pass

suave

having a sophisticated charm

militant

engaged in war

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

fructify

make productive or fruitful

commodious

large and roomy

franchise

a statutory right or privilege granted by a government

blazon

the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

parley

a negotiation between enemies

concatenate

add by linking or joining so as to form a chain or series

fortune

your overall circumstances or condition in life

concentric

having a common center

charisma

personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others

ratiocination

the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning

efface

remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

troth

a solemn pledge of fidelity

exasperate

make furious

loquacious

full of trivial conversation

palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

absurdity

a ludicrous folly

meditation

continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject

unique

the single one of its kind

panegyric

formally expressing praise

obsequious

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

escape

run away from confinement

magnanimous

noble and generous in spirit

severance

the act of cutting

apex

the highest point of something

ascertain

learn or discover with confidence

uncultured

lacking art or knowledge

filial

designating the generation following the parental generation

cynosure

something that provides guidance

catechism

an elementary book summarizing the principles of a religion

introvert

a person who tends to shrink from social contacts

carousal

revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party

overabundant

excessively abundant

color

a visual attribute of things from the light they emit

implacable

incapable of being appeased or pacified

liquidate

eliminate a debt by paying it off

cynic

someone who is critical of the motives of others

impetuous

characterized by undue haste and lack of thought

earthy

of or consisting of or resembling the soil

anneal

bring to a desired consistency by heating and cooling

practical

guided by experience and observation rather than theory

gibber

speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

compensate

make amends for

curmudgeon

an irascible, cantankerous person full of stubborn ideas

peregrination

traveling or wandering around

dubious

fraught with uncertainty or doubt

pyromaniac

a person with a mania for setting things on fire

earth

the third planet from the sun

culpable

deserving blame or censure as being wrong or injurious

metamorphosis

striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

meeting

the social act of assembling for some common purpose

onerous

burdensome or difficult to endure

solstice

when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator

ubiquitous

being present everywhere at once

nadir

the lowest point of anything

servile

submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

reasoning

thinking that is coherent and logical

compassion

a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering

optimum

most desirable possible under a restriction

covert

secret or hidden

judgment

the act of assessing a person or situation or event

rigor

excessive sternness

sticking

extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

equity

conformity with rules or standards

played

(of games) engaged in

vent

a hole for the escape of gas, air, or liquid

perforce

by necessity; by force of circumstance

inadvertence

the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities

irremediable

impossible to correct or redress

disheveled

in disarray; extremely disorderly

virile

characteristic of a man

brooding

deeply or seriously thoughtful

wizened

lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

supine

lying face upward

tipple

drink moderately but regularly

squeamish

excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

appearance

outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

avid

marked by active interest and enthusiasm

sin

an act that is regarded as a transgression of God’s will

support

the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

gauche

lacking social polish

ruddy

inclined to a healthy reddish color

appease

make peace with

tendency

an inclination to do something

pedant

a person who pays too much attention to formal rules

billingsgate

foul-mouthed or obscene abuse

denotation

the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

gloom

a state of partial or total darkness

affirmation

the act of asserting or stating something

philanthropist

someone who makes charitable donations

repudiate

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

internecine

within a group or organization

gastronomy

the art and practice of preparing and eating good food

voluble

marked by a ready flow of speech

pandemonium

a state of extreme confusion and disorder

satellite

any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

putrid

of or relating to the process of decay

works

performance of moral or religious acts

chassis

the skeleton of a motor vehicle

psychosis

severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost

lexicographer

a compiler or writer of a dictionary

cant

a slope in the turn of a road or track

repetition

the act of doing or performing again

climactic

consisting of or causing a decisive moment

insurgent

in opposition to a civil authority or government

extradition

surrender of an accused by one state or country to another

sensuous

taking delight in beauty

pattern

a perceptual structure

swathe

wrap in swaddling clothes

precipitate

bring about abruptly

strident

unpleasantly loud and harsh

exiguous

extremely scanty

cavil

raise trivial objections

dispirited

showing no enthusiasm

evince

give expression to

caryatid

a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

solace

comfort in disappointment or misery

declivity

a downward slope or bend

grovel

show submission or fear

magnate

a very wealthy or powerful businessperson

formal

in accord with established conventions and requirements

father

a male parent

rustic

characteristic of rural life

generosity

the trait of being willing to give your money or time

unction

anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual

demotic

of or for the common people

mutinous

characterized by a rebellion against authority

prostrate

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

unimpeachable

beyond doubt or reproach

skeptical

marked by or given to doubt

connubial

relating to marriage or the relationship between spouses

accelerate

move faster

parricide

the murder of your own father or mother

right

free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

vivacious

vigorous and animated

insensible

barely able to be perceived

tirade

a speech of violent denunciation

consort

keep company with

penurious

excessively unwilling to spend

Occident

the countries of Europe and North America and South America

by

so as to pass a given point

garnish

decorate, as with parsley or other ornamental foods

cohere

cause to form a united, orderly, and consistent whole

retinue

the group following and attending to some important person

publicized

made known; especially made widely known

somnambulist

someone who walks about in their sleep

affidavit

written declaration made under oath

apogee

the farthest point in an orbit around the Earth

impalpable

not perceptible to the touch

etc.

continuing in the same way

abut

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

unconscionable

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

sadistic

deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on another

opaque

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy

cerebration

the process of using one’s mind to consider something

rood

representation of the cross on which Jesus died

regime

the governing authority of a political unit

egotism

an exaggerated opinion of your own importance

nebulous

lacking definite form or limits

Hindu

of or relating to or supporting Hinduism

comity

a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility

small

limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude

mawkish

effusively or insincerely emotional

chaffinch

small European finch with a cheerful song

sherbet

a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar

criterion

the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

percussion

the act of exploding a detonator that explodes when struck

grant

let have

caprice

a sudden desire

by

so as to pass a given point

beneficial

promoting or enhancing well-being

tertiary

coming third in position

hoyden

a girl who behaves in a boyish manner

delude

be dishonest with

intractable

difficult to manage or mold

precocious

characterized by exceptionally early development

disappointment

dissatisfaction when expectations are not realized

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

thermal

relating to or associated with heat

pungent

strong and sharp to the sense of taste

jettison

throw away, of something encumbering

fiat

a legally binding command or decision

belated

after the expected or usual time

crypt

a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber

squander

spend thoughtlessly; throw away

action

something done (usually as opposed to something said)

haphazard

dependent upon or characterized by chance

roan

having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey

gestate

be pregnant with

pertinent

being of striking appropriateness

drama

a work intended for performance by actors on a stage

trenchant

having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought

render

give or supply

euphonious

having a pleasant sound

furor

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

lechery

unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity

minaret

a slender tower with balconies, especially on a mosque

ancestor

someone from whom you are descended

pestilential

likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

caucus

meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

epilogue

a short speech by an actor at the end of a play

frantic

marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

envy

a desire to have something that is possessed by another

sound

mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium

whorl

a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles

screed

a long, tedious rant

perversion

the action of corrupting something

ethereal

characterized by lightness and insubstantiality

diversity

noticeable variety

not

negation of a word or group of words

anathema

a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

luxuriant

produced or growing in extreme abundance

escapade

any carefree episode

gadfly

any of various large flies that annoy livestock

conjecture

believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

credulity

tendency to believe readily

man

an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

money

the most common medium of exchange

wandering

travelling about without any clear destination

bludgeon

a club used as a weapon

dissuasion

a communication that dissuades you

combustible

capable of igniting and burning

expunge

remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

holding

the act of retaining something

ambiguous

having more than one possible meaning

suture

a seam used in surgery

truculent

defiantly aggressive

mutable

capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature

effrontery

audacious behavior that you have no right to

encompass

include in scope
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