GMAT List 1 – 20 Words

abaft

at or near the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

abandon

forsake; leave behind

abase

cause to feel shame

abbreviate

shorten

abdicate

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

aberrant

markedly different from an accepted norm

abeyance

temporary cessation or suspension

abhor

find repugnant

abject

of the most contemptible kind

abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief

abnegation

the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief

abominate

find repugnant

abridge

lessen, diminish, or curtail

abrogate

revoke formally

abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

abscond

run away, often taking something or somebody along

absolve

grant remission of a sin to

abstemious

marked by temperance in indulgence

abstinence

the trait of refraining from something, especially alcohol

abstruse

difficult to penetrate
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