GMAT P15-16 – 63 Words

lineage

the kinship relation between an individual and progenitors

listless

lacking zest or vivacity

livid

furiously angry

lofty

of imposing height; especially standing out above others

lucid

transparently clear; easily understandable

ludicrous

inviting ridicule

luminous

softly bright or radiant

magnanimous

noble and generous in spirit

magnate

a very wealthy or powerful businessperson

magnitude

the property of relative size or extent

maladroit

not quick or skillful in action or thought

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent

mandatory

required by rule

manifest

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

mentor

a wise and trusted guide and advisor

mercenary

a person hired to fight for another country than their own

metamorphosis

striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

meticulous

marked by precise accordance with details

militate

have force or influence; bring about an effect or change

millennium

a span of 1000 years

minuscule

very small

misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

misgiving

uneasiness about the fitness of an action

misnomer

an incorrect or unsuitable name

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

momentous

of very great significance

morose

showing a brooding ill humor

mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

myopic

unable to see distant objects clearly

nadir

the lowest point of anything

nebulous

lacking definite form or limits

nefarious

extremely wicked

nicety

conformity with some aesthetic standard of correctness

nocturnal

belonging to or active during the night

nomenclature

a system of words used to name things in a discipline

nominal

relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name

novice

someone new to a field or activity

noxious

injurious to physical or mental health

nuance

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

nullify

declare invalid

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

obsolete

no longer in use

obviate

do away with

officious

intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

omnipotent

having unlimited power

omniscient

infinitely wise

opaque

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy

opportune

suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

optimum

most desirable possible under a restriction

opulence

wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

oscillate

move or swing from side to side regularly

palatial

relating to or being a large and stately residence

panacea

hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases

panorama

the visual perception of a region

paraphrase

express the same message in different words

parity

functional equality

parody

a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

patronize

provide support for

paucity

an insufficient quantity or number

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

penury

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

perpetual

continuing forever or indefinitely
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