GMAT OG12 – 78 Words

abide

dwell

abrasion

erosion by friction

aggravate

make worse

ailment

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

antiquity

the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

appalling

causing shock, dismay, or horror

apprehend

anticipate with dread or anxiety

bolster

support and strengthen

capricious

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

chaperone

one who accompanies and supervises young people

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

coerce

cause to do through pressure or necessity

concede

give over

construe

make sense of; assign a meaning to

contend

compete for something

convene

meet formally

conventional

following accepted customs and proprieties

culminate

end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

deliberation

careful consideration

delinquent

a young offender

depict

give a description of

deter

turn away from by persuasion

discord

lack of agreement or harmony

efficacy

capacity or power to produce a desired result

elicit

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

embezzle

appropriate fraudulently to one’s own use

enact

order by virtue of superior authority; decree

entail

have as a logical consequence

entice

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

enumerate

specify individually

eradicate

destroy completely, as if down to the roots

expend

use up, consume fully

furnish

provide with objects or articles that make a room usable

halt

cause to stop

havoc

violent and needless disturbance

hinder

be an obstacle to

impel

urge or force to an action; constrain or motivate

inception

an event that is a beginning

incineration

the act of burning something completely

induce

cause to act in a specified manner

inextricably

in a manner incapable of being disentangled or untied

instigate

provoke or stir up

invoke

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

laudable

worthy of high praise

mooring

a place where a craft can be made fast

multitude

a large indefinite number

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

outstrip

go far ahead of

paltry

contemptibly small in amount or size

perpetrator

someone who commits wrongdoing

pertain

be relevant to

plausible

apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

posit

take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

predominate

be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

prevalent

most frequent or common

prodigy

an unusually gifted or intelligent person

proliferation

a rapid increase in number

propagate

multiply through reproduction

protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

provenance

where something originated or was nurtured

ravenous

extremely hungry

reconvene

meet or cause to meet again

refrain

resist doing something

reminiscent

serving to bring to mind

seldom

not often

slick

made smooth, as by ice, grease, or water

susceptible

yielding readily to or capable of

synonymous

meaning the same or nearly the same

ubiquitous

being present everywhere at once

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

wade

walk through relatively shallow water

whiplash

an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)

wrest

obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail

invigorate

give life or energy to

elusive

skillful at evading capture

iterative

marked by repetition
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