GMAT idiom – 274 Words

able

having the necessary means or skill to do something

ability

the quality of having the means or skills to do something

accede

yield to another’s wish or opinion

access

the right to enter

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

accompany

go or travel along with

according

in agreement with

account

a record or narrative description of past events

on

in a state required for something to function or be effective

accuse

blame for; make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

acquaint

cause to come to know personally

acquiesce

agree or express agreement

adapt

make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

affect

have an influence upon

affected

influenced

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

afflicted

mentally or physically unfit

afraid

filled with fear or apprehension

agree

consent or assent to a condition

aid

the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need

aim

point or cause to go towards

allergy

hypersensitive immunological reaction to some substance

allocate

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a purpose

allow

make it possible for something to happen

a

the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet

alternative

one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

amount

how much there is of something that you can quantify

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity

analogous

similar or equivalent in some respects

angry

feeling or showing extreme displeasure or hostility

widely

to a great degree

appear

come into sight or view

apply

employ for a particular purpose

argue

have a disagreement about something

appeal

earnest or urgent request

as

to the same degree (often followed by `as’)

ask

make a request or demand for something to somebody

associate

bring or come into action

assume

take to be the case or to be true

assure

inform positively and with certainty and confidence

attend

be present

attempt

make an effort

attention

the act of concentrating on something

attest

provide evidence for

authority

the power or right to give orders or make decisions

available

obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

averse

strongly opposed

aware

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

base

lowest support of a structure

begin

set in motion, cause to start

belief

any cognitive content held as true

benefit

something that aids or promotes well-being

between

in the interval

better

superior to another in excellence or quality or desirability

boom

a deep prolonged loud noise

built

having a substance added to increase effectiveness

call

utter a sudden loud cry

capable

having ability

care

providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

center

an area that is in the middle of some larger region

choice

the act of selecting

choose

pick out from a number of alternatives

claim

assert or affirm strongly

collaborate

work together on a common enterprise or project

collide

crash together with violent impact

comment

a statement that expresses a personal opinion

compare

examine and note the similarities or differences of

compensate

make amends for

comply

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

comprise

be composed of

concern

something that interests you because it is important

conclude

bring to a close

concur

happen simultaneously

conducive

tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

conform

be similar, be in line with

connection

a relation between things or events

consequence

a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon

consider

think about carefully; weigh

consist

have its essential character

consistent

the same throughout in structure or composition

contend

compete for something

continue

keep or maintain in unaltered condition

contribute

provide

contrary

exact opposition

convert

change the nature, purpose, or function of something

correspond

take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

count

determine the number or amount of

cost

be priced at

craving

an intense desire for some particular thing

create

bring into existence

credit

an estimate of ability to fulfill financial commitments

date

the specified day of the month

deal

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

debate

a discussion with reasons for and against some proposal

decide

reach, make, or come to a conclusion about something

decline

grow worse

defend

protect against a challenge or attack

define

show the form or outline of

delighted

greatly pleased

demand

request urgently and forcefully

demonstrate

give an exhibition of to an interested audience

depend

be contingent upon

depicted

represented graphically by sketch or design or lines

descend

move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

descendant

a person considered as coming from some ancestor or race

desirous

having or expressing an inclination to want something

determined

having been learned or found especially by investigation

different

unlike in nature, quality, form, or degree

difficult

requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish

disclose

expose to view as by removing a cover

distinguish

mark as different

disagree

be of different opinions

discourage

try to prevent; show opposition to

dispose

give, sell, or transfer to another

dispute

the act of coming into conflict

divergent

tending to move apart in different directions

doubt

the state of being unsure of something

draw

cause to move by pulling

dream

a series of images and emotions occurring during sleep

due

that which is deserved or owed

dwindle

become smaller or lose substance

easy

posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

either

used as an intensive after a negative meaning “likewise”

elect

choose by a vote for an office or membership

emerge

come out into view, as from concealment

enable

provide the means to perform some task

enamored

marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

encourage

inspire with confidence

end

either extremity of something that has length

entrust

put into the care or protection of someone

escape

run away from confinement

estimate

judge tentatively

except

prevent from being included or considered or accepted

expect

regard something as probable or likely

explain

make plain and comprehensible

expose

show; make visible or apparent

extend

stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

equal

having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

fail

be unable

fear

an emotion in anticipation of some specific pain or danger

fluctuation

an instance of change

fascinated

having your attention fixated as though by a spell

flee

run away quickly

forbid

command against

force

influence that results in motion, stress, etc. when applied

focus

the concentration of attention or energy on something

frequency

the number of occurrences within a given time period

grow

increase in size by natural process

help

give assistance; be of service

hypothesize

believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

inclined

at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

identical

being the exact same one

independent

free from external control and constraint

indifferent

marked by a lack of interest

indicate

designate a place, direction, person, or thing

infected

containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

inherit

receive from a predecessor

in order

in a state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement

insist

be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

instance

an item of information that is typical of a class or group

instead

in place of, or as an alternative to

intent

an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions

interaction

a mutual or reciprocal deed

introduce

bring something new to an environment

invest

lay out money or resources in an enterprise

isolate

place or set apart

judge

an official authorized to decide questions before a court

just as

at the same time as

lead

take somebody somewhere

less

a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree

likely

having a good chance of being the case or of coming about

liken

consider or describe as similar or equal

localized

confined or restricted to a particular location

manage

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

mandate

a document giving an official instruction or command

meet

come together

mistake

a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or inattention

model

a representation of something, often on a smaller scale

more than

(comparative of `much’ used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree

native

belonging to one by birth

need

require or want

necessity

the condition of being essential or indispensable

neither

not either; not one or the other

noted

worthy of notice or attention

oblivious

lacking conscious awareness of

opportunity

a possibility from a favorable combination of circumstances

oppose

be against

opposition

being against something that you disapprove or disagree with

opposite

being directly across from each other

originate

come into existence; take on form or shape

partake

consume

participate

be involved in

perceive

become aware of through the senses

permit

allow the presence of or allow without opposing

potential

existing in possibility

practice

a customary way of operation or behavior

predisposed

made susceptible

preferable

more desirable than another

prejudiced

showing bias or bigotry or influenced by preconceived ideas

pressure

the exertion of force to a surface

prevent

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

prior

earlier in time

prize

something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

profit

the advantageous quality of being beneficial

prohibit

command against

promise

a verbal commitment agreeing to do something in the future

protect

shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

provide

give something useful or necessary to

way

how something is done or how it happens

publish

prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

question

a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

range

a variety of different things or activities

rates

a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)

rather

more readily or willingly

receptive

able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

relate

give an account of

relation

the state or quality of having something in common

refer

make a remark that calls attention to

regard

the condition of being honored

repent

feel sorry for; be contrite about

replace

put something back where it belongs

require

have need of

research

a seeking for knowledge

resemble

be similar or bear a likeness to

resistance

any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

responsibility

the social force that binds you to a course of action

responsible

worthy of or requiring trust; held accountable

restitution

the act of restoring something to its original state

result

something that follows as a consequence

retroactive

affecting things past

rule

prescribed guide for conduct or action

save

bring into safety

see

perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

seek

try to locate, discover, or establish the existence of

seem

give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

send

cause to go somewhere

separate

standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything

sequence

a following of one thing after another in time

similar

having the same or nearly the same characteristics

sleep

a natural and periodic state of rest

speak

use language

spend

pass time in a specific way

subject

some situation or event that is thought about

subscribe

pay as a contribution to a charity or service

such

of so extreme a degree or extent

suffer

undergo or be subjected to

superior

of high quality or performance

supplant

take the place or move into the position of

suspicious

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

sympathy

sharing the feelings of others, especially sorrow or anguish

sympathize

feel or express compassion

take advantage

draw advantages from

tamper

alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

target

a reference point to shoot at

teach

impart skills or knowledge to

tell

narrate or give a detailed account of

tend

have a disposition to do or be something; be inclined

tendency

an inclination to do something

think of

devise or invent

threaten

to utter intentions of injury or punishment against

tie

fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

tinker

do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

train

educate for a future role or function

transit

a journey

transmit

send from one person or place to another

try

make an effort or attempt

type

a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

use

put into service

used

previously owned by another

view

the visual percept of a region

vote

a choice made by counting people in favor of alternatives

wait

stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

worry

a strong feeling of anxiety
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