GMAT List 6 – 59 Words


indelible

not able to be removed or erased

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity

aghast

struck with fear, dread, or consternation

umbrage

a feeling of anger caused by being offended

urbane

showing a high degree of refinement

fervent

characterized by intense emotion

probity

complete and confirmed integrity

incredulous

not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

glib

artfully persuasive in speech

extemporize

perform or speak without preparation

resignation

the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession

dally

behave carelessly or indifferently

xenophobia

a fear of foreigners or strangers

jettison

throw away, of something encumbering

toxic

of or relating to or caused by a poison

chaste

abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

unobtrusive

not undesirably noticeable

augment

enlarge or increase

nascent

being born or beginning

mollify

cause to be more favorably inclined

anoint

administer an oil or ointment to, often ceremonially

harangue

a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

reverie

an abstracted state of absorption

defamation

an abusive attack on a person’s character or good name

muse

reflect deeply on a subject

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

disinterested

unaffected by concern for one’s own welfare

imbue

spread or diffuse through

dilettante

an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention

stagnant

not growing or changing; without force or vitality

quarantine

isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

defunct

no longer in force or use; inactive

comport

behave in a certain manner

generic

applicable to an entire class or group

occult

supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

berate

censure severely or angrily

irreparable

impossible to rectify or amend

loquacious

full of trivial conversation

peruse

examine or consider with attention and in detail

igneous

produced by the action of fire or intense heat

passive

lacking in energy or will

benign

kind in disposition or manner

proselytize

convert or try to convert someone to another religion

candid

openly straightforward and direct without secretiveness

conjoin

make contact or come together

precocious

characterized by exceptionally early development

apocalyptic

of or relating to a catastrophe

diffidence

lack of self-assurance

bemuse

cause to be confused emotionally

insensate

devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation

prevaricate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear

instigate

provoke or stir up

insidious

working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

badger

sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws

improvised

done or made using whatever is available

cognizant

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

endeavor

attempt by employing effort

smite

inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon

tutelage

attention and management implying responsibility for safety


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