GMAT List 18 Forward/Backward Status – 64 Words

beatific

resembling or befitting an angel or saint

euphoria

a feeling of great elation

well-being

a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

aftermath

the consequences of an event

calamity

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

casualty

someone injured or killed in an accident

catastrophe

a sudden violent change in the earth’s surface

doom

an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

agitate

move or cause to move back and forth

infest

occupy in large numbers or live on a host

obsess

be preoccupied with something

aliment

a source of materials to nourish the body

allergic

characterized by a physical reaction to a food or substance

amnesia

partial or total loss of memory

arthritis

inflammation of a joint or joints

asthma

respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing

convulsion

violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

cramp

a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

diabetes

a disease characterized by high glucose levels in the blood

encephalitis

inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus

epidemic

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

hypertension

a disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high

obesity

the condition of being excessively overweight

sunburn

redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun

trauma

an emotional wound or shock having long-lasting effects

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

nuisance

anything that disturbs, endangers life, or is offensive

repellent

serving or tending to cause aversion

blemish

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

contaminate

make impure

effluent

water mixed with waste matter

landfill

an area where waste is disposed of by burying it underground

notorious

known widely and usually unfavorably

odor

any property detected by the sense of smell

smear

smudge or soil by smudging

stench

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

depress

push down

dismal

causing dejection

frustrate

hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

grim

harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

horrendous

causing fear or dread or terror

nightmare

a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream

stun

make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

superstition

an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear

vindictive

disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

sting

deliver a sudden pain to

terrify

frighten greatly

indignation

a feeling of righteous anger

inflammatory

arousing to action or rebellion

infuriate

make furious

irate

feeling or showing extreme anger

provocative

serving or tending to excite or stimulate

rage

a feeling of intense anger

resent

feel bitter or indignant about

exhaust

wear out completely

fatigue

temporary loss of strength and energy from hard work

deplore

express strong disapproval of

embarrass

cause to feel self-conscious

thwart

hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

torture

infliction of suffering to punish or obtain information

tyrannical

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

wasteful

tending to squander
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