GMAT List 23 Change Status – 80 Words

abridge

lessen, diminish, or curtail

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

cutback

a reduction in quantity or rate

decelerate

lose velocity; move more slowly

deduct

make a subtraction

deduction

the act of removing a part from the whole

diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range

diminution

change toward something smaller or lower

reduction

the act of decreasing something

dwindle

become smaller or lose substance

minimize

make small or insignificant

debilitate

make weak

disarm

take away the weapons from; render harmless

ease

freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

subdue

put down by force or intimidation

sap

a watery solution in the vascular system of a plant

discount

an amount or percentage deducted

downsize

reduce in magnitude or number

relegate

assign to a lower position

impair

make worse or less effective

retard

cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

regressive

opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state

steep

having a sharp inclination

accelerate

move faster

accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

accrue

grow by addition

additional

further or extra

enhance

increase

upgrade

rate higher; raise in value or esteem

upsurge

a sudden or abrupt strong increase

upturn

an upward movement or trend as in business activity

zoom

the act of rising upward into the air

boom

a deep prolonged loud noise

maximize

make as big or large as possible

burgeon

grow and flourish

aggravate

make worse

exacerbate

make worse

consolidate

form into a solid mass or whole

fortify

make strong or stronger

intensify

increase in extent

reinforce

strengthen and support with rewards

strengthen

make strong or stronger

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

additive

characterized or produced by addition

agglomeration

the act of collecting in a mass

amass

collect or gather

amplify

increase the volume of

broaden

make broader

bulge

swell or protrude outwards

enrich

make better or improve in quality

escalate

increase in extent or intensity

expand

extend in one or more directions

swell

increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity

prolong

lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

expedite

process fast and efficiently

adaptation

the process of adjusting or conforming to new conditions

amend

make revisions to

revise

make changes to

adjust

alter or regulate so as to conform to a standard

convert

change the nature, purpose, or function of something

diversion

a turning aside

distract

draw someone’s attention away from something

distort

twist and press out of shape

fluctuate

move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

innovation

the act of starting something for the first time

metamorphose

change in outward structure or looks

mutation

a change or alteration in form or qualities

perversion

the action of corrupting something

renovate

restore to a previous or better condition

switch

device for making or breaking the connections in a circuit

transform

change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

upheaval

a violent disturbance

variation

the process of being or becoming different

volatile

liable to lead to sudden change or violence

impressionable

easily influenced

invariable

not liable to or capable of change

decent

socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent
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