GMAT List 1-3 – 225 Words

abdicate

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

abnormal

not typical or usual or regular

abolish

do away with

absenteeism

habitual failure to be present from work

absorb

take in a liquid

abstract

existing only in the mind

absurd

inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

abundant

present in great quantity

academic

associated with an educational institution

accelerate

move faster

access

the right to enter

accommodate

have room for; hold without crowding

accompaniment

a musical part that supports other musical parts

accord

concurrence of opinion

accordingly

in agreement with

accountant

someone who maintains and audits financial records

accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

accrue

grow by addition

accumulate

get or gather together

accuracy

the quality of being near to the true value

accurate

characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth

accustomed

commonly used or practiced; usual

acquire

come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

acreage

an area of ground used for some particular purpose

activate

put in motion

acute

ending in a sharp point

adapt

make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

addict

to cause to become dependent

additive

characterized or produced by addition

adept

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

adhere

stick to firmly

adjacent

having a common boundary or edge

adjust

alter or regulate so as to conform to a standard

administer

supervise or be in charge of

admit

declare to be true or accept the reality of

adolescent

a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

adoption

proceeding creating a parent-child relation between persons

advent

arrival that has been awaited

adverse

in an opposing direction

advocate

a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea

aerodynamic

of or relating to aerodynamics

affirmative

giving assent

afflict

cause physical pain or suffering in

affluent

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

aftermath

the consequences of an event

aggregate

a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together

aggression

a disposition to behave forcefully and energetically

agrarian

relating to rural matters

ailment

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

ale

a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast

alga

primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves

alien

from another place or part of the world

allay

lessen the intensity of or calm

allege

report or maintain

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

allergy

hypersensitive immunological reaction to some substance

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

alligator

an amphibious reptile related to crocodiles

allocate

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a purpose

allowance

the act of permitting

allude

make an indirect reference to

alluvial

relating to deposits carried by rushing streams

ally

a friendly nation

alpha

the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet

alter

cause to change; make different

alternate

go back and forth

altitude

elevation above sea level or above the earth’s surface

altruism

the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

aluminum

a silvery ductile metallic element

alumna

a woman who has received a degree from a school

alumnus

a person who has received a degree from a school

amalgam

a combination or blend of diverse things

amass

collect or gather

amateur

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

amber

a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin

ambiguity

unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning

ambiguous

having more than one possible meaning

ambivalent

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

amenable

disposed or willing to comply

amend

make revisions to

amenity

pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

amino acid

organic compounds containing an amino group and acid group

ample

more than enough in size or scope or capacity

amplify

increase the volume of

amplitude

greatness of magnitude

anaerobic

not using or dependent on oxygen

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity

anatomy

the study of the structure of animals

ancestor

someone from whom you are descended

ancestry

the lineage of an individual

anecdotal

based on stories rather than data or scientific observation

anesthesia

loss of bodily sensation

animate

make lively

animosity

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

anole

small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color

anomaly

deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

answerable

capable of being answered

antagonism

an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility

antedate

be earlier in time; go back further

anterior

of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body

anthropologist

a social scientist specializing in the study of humanity

antibiotic

a substance used to kill microorganisms and cure infections

antibody

a protein that produces an immune response

anticipate

regard something as probable or likely

antifreeze

a liquid added to the water in a cooling system

antiquated

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

antique

made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

antiquity

the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

antitrust

of laws and regulations

apiece

to or from every one of two or more

apparatus

equipment designed to serve a specific function

apparel

clothing in general

apparent

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

appeal

earnest or urgent request

appetite

a feeling of craving something

appliance

a device or tool that is very useful for a particular job

applicable

having relevance

appoint

assign a duty, responsibility, or obligation to

apportion

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

apprentice

someone who works for an expert to learn a trade

approbation

official acceptance or agreement

appropriate

suitable for a particular person, place, or situation

appropriation

a deliberate act of acquisition, often without permission

approve

judge to be right or commendable; think well of

approximate

not quite exact or correct

aquarium

a tank or pool filled with water for keeping live fish

aquatic

operating or living or growing in water

arable

capable of being farmed productively

arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

arch

a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening

archeology

the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

architect

someone who creates plans to be used in making something

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

arid

lacking sufficient water or rainfall

aristocracy

a privileged class holding hereditary titles

arithmetic

mathematics dealing with numerical calculations

array

an impressive display

artery

a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

arthritis

inflammation of a joint or joints

articulate

express or state clearly

artifact

a man-made object

artificial

contrived by art rather than nature

artisan

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

ascending

the act of changing location in an upward direction

ascribe

attribute or credit to

aspersion

a disparaging remark

aspiration

a cherished desire

assemble

create by putting components or members together

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

assess

estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of

asset

a useful or valuable quality

assign

select something or someone for a specific purpose

assume

take to be the case or to be true

asthma

respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing

astronomy

the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies

attain

gain with effort

attorney

a professional person authorized to practice law

attribute

a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity

attrition

the act of rubbing together

auction

the public sale of something to the highest bidder

audit

examine carefully for accuracy

aura

distinctive but intangible quality around a person or thing

aurora

bands of light caused by charged solar particles

austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

authenticate

establish the undisputed credibility of something

authority

the power or right to give orders or make decisions

authorize

grant permission or clearance for

automate

operate or make run by machines rather than human action

autonomy

political independence

availability

the quality of being at hand when needed

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

aviator

someone who operates an aircraft

avid

marked by active interest and enthusiasm

backwater

a body of water that was created by a flood or tide

bacterium

single-celled or noncellular organisms lacking chlorophyll

balcony

a platform projecting from the wall of a building

ballistic

of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum

bankruptcy

a legal process for a corporation declared to be insolvent

bar

a rigid piece of metal or wood

bark

the sound made by a dog

barrack

lodge in buildings used to house military personnel

barrel

a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

barren

completely wanting or lacking

barrier

a structure or object that impedes free movement

battalion

an army unit consisting of a headquarters and companies

bead

a small ball with a hole through the middle

beam

a long thick piece of material used in construction

bearer

a messenger who presents

beckon

summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

beehive

a structure that provides a natural habitation for bees

bellows

a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air

benchmark

a surveyor’s mark on an object of predetermined position

benefactor

a person who helps people or institutions

bestow

give as a gift

betrayal

the quality of aiding an enemy

beverage

any liquid suitable for drinking

bias

a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue

bicker

argue over petty things

bid

propose a payment

bifurcation

a separation into two branches

bilateral

having two sides or parts

billing

request for payment of a debt

bind

secure with or as if with ropes

biodegradable

capable of being decomposed

biography

an account of the series of events making up a person’s life

biosphere

the regions of the Earth where living organisms exist

bisect

cut in half or cut in two

bizarre

conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

blackout

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights

bland

lacking taste or flavor or tang

blast

a sudden very loud noise

bloc

a group of countries in special alliance

block

obstruct

blot

a blemish made by dirt

blunt

not sharp (used of a knife or other blade)

boardinghouse

a private house that provides accommodations and meals for paying guests

bold

fearless and daring

bolster

support and strengthen

bolt

a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

bona fide

not counterfeit or copied

bond

a connection that fastens things together

bonus

an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

additive

characterized or produced by addition

additive

characterized or produced by addition
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