Gmat list 1+2+3+4 – 140 Words

abdicate

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

accord

concurrence of opinion

accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

accrue

grow by addition

afflict

cause physical pain or suffering in

agrarian

relating to rural matters

all

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent

allay

lessen the intensity of or calm

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

allude

make an indirect reference to

alluvial

relating to deposits carried by rushing streams

ally

a friendly nation

alternate

go back and forth

amalgam

a combination or blend of diverse things

amass

collect or gather

ambivalent

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

amenable

disposed or willing to comply

amenity

pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

animosity

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

anole

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

answerable

capable of being answered

antedate

be earlier in time; go back further

antiquated

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

antiquity

the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

apparel

clothing in general

apiece

to or from every one of two or more

administer

supervise or be in charge of

advent

arrival that has been awaited

approbation

official acceptance or agreement

apportion

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

appropriation

a deliberate act of acquisition, often without permission

arch

a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening

ascribe

attribute or credit to

aspersion

a disparaging remark

aspiration

a cherished desire

attrition

the act of rubbing together

austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

aurora

bands of light caused by charged solar particles

avid

marked by active interest and enthusiasm

barrack

lodge in buildings used to house military personnel

barren

completely wanting or lacking

battalion

an army unit consisting of a headquarters and companies

bearer

a messenger who presents

beckon

summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

bellows

a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air

bestow

give as a gift

bicker

argue over petty things

bifurcation

a separation into two branches

bizarre

conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

bland

lacking taste or flavor or tang

bloc

a group of countries in special alliance

blunt

not sharp (used of a knife or other blade)

bolster

support and strengthen

bona fide

not counterfeit or copied

bond

a connection that fastens things together

boomerang

a curved piece of wood

bound

confined by bonds

bounty

the property of copious abundance

boycott

refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization

brace

a support that steadies or strengthens something else

brew

sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor

cartel

a consortium formed to limit commercial competition

bucolic

devoted to raising sheep or cattle

bulge

swell or protrude outwards

bulk

the property possessed by a large mass

burrow

a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

bylaw

a rule adopted by an organization

calefaction

the property of being warming

calf

young of domestic cattle

canopy

a covering (usually of cloth) that shelters an area

captivate

attract; cause to be enamored

captive

a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

carcass

the dead body of an animal

caste

a hereditary social class among Hindus

cater

give what is desired or needed

cereal

grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat

certitude

complete assurance or confidence

cessation

a stopping

chaise

a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top

chalice

a bowl-shaped drinking vessel

chamber

a natural or artificial enclosed space

charter

a document creating an institution and specifying its rights

chauvinism

fanatical patriotism

chore

a specific piece of work required to be done

circulate

move through a system and return to the starting point

circumspect

careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk

clan

group of people related by blood or marriage

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

clergy

the entire class of religious officials in Christianity

cling

hold on tightly or tenaciously

clog

any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

clump

a grouping of a number of similar things

coast

the shore of a sea or ocean

codify

organize into a system, such as a body of law

coherent

marked by an orderly and consistent relation of parts

coinage

coins collectively

collective

done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

collinear

lying on the same line

bygone

well in the past; former

concede

give over

conceive

have the idea for

constrict

squeeze or press together

commend

present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent

commoner

a person who holds no title

commonplace

completely ordinary and unremarkable

communal

for or by a group rather than individuals

compact

closely and firmly united or packed together

companionate

like a companion

compassion

a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering

compel

force somebody to do something

complacency

the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

complainant

a person who brings an action in a court of law

comply

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

condemn

express strong disapproval of

condescending

characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance

condominium

housing complex in which each unit is individually owned

confederation

the state of being allied

conform

be similar, be in line with

congenial

suitable to your needs

conglomerate

collect or gather

congregation

the act of assembling

conscription

compulsory military service

consent

give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

consortium

a cooperative association among institutions or companies

conspire

act in agreement and in secret towards a deceitful purpose

constituent

one of the individual parts making up a composite entity

constitute

form or compose

contemplate

think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

contend

compete for something

contiguous

having a common boundary or edge

contingent

determined by conditions or circumstances that follow

contraband

distributed or sold illicitly

convection

transfer of heat caused by molecular motion in liquid or gas

convoluted

highly complex or intricate

corporate

of or belonging to a business firm

corps

an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions

corral

a pen for cattle

corroborate

give evidence for
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