GMAT List 7 – 51 Words

innate

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

problematic

making great mental demands

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

obdurate

stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

redolent

having a strong pleasant odor

fallible

wanting in moral strength, courage, or will

macerate

soften and cause to disintegrate as a result

symmetry

balance among the parts of something

aromatic

having a strong pleasant odor

encomium

a formal expression of praise

squalid

foul and run-down and repulsive

privy

informed about something secret or not generally known

charisma

personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others

placid

calm and free from disturbance

euphony

any pleasing and harmonious sounds

collusion

secret agreement

demur

politely refuse or take exception to

initiate

set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for

paean

a hymn of praise

rampart

an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

liaison

a means of communication between groups

illuminate

make lighter or brighter

fret

be agitated or irritated

noxious

injurious to physical or mental health

apathy

an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

indigenous

originating where it is found

apposite

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

indigence

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

tyranny

government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator

impenitent

not remorseful

attenuate

become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

approve

judge to be right or commendable; think well of

mendacious

given to lying

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

jollity

feeling jovial and full of good humor

reverent

feeling or showing profound respect or veneration

enfeeble

make weak

phenomenon

any state or process known through the senses

inevitable

incapable of being avoided or prevented

tepid

moderately warm

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

lugubrious

excessively mournful

confound

be confusing or perplexing to

insinuate

suggest in an indirect or covert way; give to understand

ubiquitous

being present everywhere at once

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

unruly

unable to be governed or controlled

tawdry

tastelessly showy

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

pauperism

a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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