GMAT List 35 Backward Action – 70 Words

acquisitive

eager to attain and possess material possessions

cupidity

extreme greed for material wealth

insatiable

impossible to satisfy

voracious

devouring or craving food in great quantities

adulate

flatter in an obsequious manner

artificial

contrived by art rather than nature

counterfeit

not genuine; imitating something superior

deceptive

designed to mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

fake

something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

falsity

the state of being untrue

fictitious

formed or conceived by the imagination

fraudulent

intended to deceive

illusion

an erroneous mental representation

illusory

having the nature of a deceptive trick

mask

a covering to disguise or conceal the face

pretentious

creating an appearance of importance or distinction

dummy

a figure representing the human form

dupe

fool or hoax

gullible

naive and easily deceived or tricked

illiterate

not able to read or write

obtrusive

sticking out; protruding

obtuse

of an angle, between 90 and 180 degrees

trite

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

brutal

resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

inhumane

reflecting a lack of pity or compassion

relentless

never-ceasing

rigorous

rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

vicious

having the nature of evildoing

deleterious

harmful to living things

detriment

a damage or loss

detrimental

causing harm or injury

lethal

of an instrument of certain death

noxious

injurious to physical or mental health

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

prejudicial

tending to favor preconceived ideas

victim

an unfortunate person who suffers from adverse circumstances

toxic

of or relating to or caused by a poison

toxin

a poisonous substance produced organically

disinclination

a certain degree of unwillingness

idle

not in action or at work

sloth

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

sluggish

moving slowly

loaf

a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating

hideous

grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

poisonous

having the qualities of a substance that causes death

scandal

a disgraceful event

venomous

extremely poisonous or injurious

monotonous

sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

needy

poor enough to need help from others

paucity

an insufficient quantity or number

predicament

an unpleasant or difficult situation

scarcity

a small and inadequate amount

sparse

not dense

complement

something added to embellish or make perfect

narcissism

an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

ostentation

pretentious or showy or vulgar display

overweening

presumptuously arrogant

pompous

puffed up with vanity

superior

of high quality or performance

vanity

feelings of excessive pride

profusion

the property of being extremely abundant

redundant

more than is needed, desired, or required

tedious

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

voluminous

large in capacity or bulk

adamant

very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

apathetic

showing little or no emotion or animation

bleak

unpleasantly cold and damp

crude

belonging to an early stage of technical development

envious

painfully desirous of another’s advantages

sap

a watery solution in the vascular system of a plant
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