Gmat, P17-18 – 61 Words

perturbation

the act of causing disorder

pillage

steal goods; take as spoils

pinnacle

a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

pious

having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

placate

cause to be more favorably inclined

podium

a platform raised above the surrounding level

ponderous

having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

posterity

all future generations

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

precarious

not secure; beset with difficulties

precipitate

bring about abruptly

preclude

make impossible, especially beforehand

preeminent

greatest in importance, degree, or significance

premonition

an early warning about a future event

presumptuous

going beyond what is appropriate, permitted, or courteous

pretext

a fictitious reason that conceals the real reason

prevaricate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear

pristine

immaculately clean and unused

profane

grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

prolific

intellectually productive

propriety

correct behavior

prostrate

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

protocol

forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by officials

provincial

associated with an administrative district of a nation

proximity

the property of being close together

proxy

a person authorized to act for another

pseudonym

a fictitious name used when performing a particular role

pundit

a person with special knowledge who performs skillfully

punitive

inflicting punishment

purge

rid of impurities

quack

the harsh sound of a duck

quadruped

an animal especially a mammal having four limbs

quarantine

isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

rail

a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

ramification

a consequence, especially one that causes complications

rancid

having a rank smell or taste

ravage

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

rebuff

a deliberate discourteous act

recapitulate

summarize briefly

rectify

make right or correct

redress

make reparations or amends for

refurbish

improve the appearance or functionality of

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

reiterate

say, state, or perform again

rejuvenate

make younger or more youthful

relinquish

turn away from; give up

relish

vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

renounce

turn away from; give up

residue

matter that remains after something has been removed

resuscitate

cause to regain consciousness

retrospective

concerned with or related to the past

rhetoric

study of the technique for using language effectively

rift

a narrow fissure in rock

robust

sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

saccharine

overly sweet

salient

conspicuous, prominent, or important

sanction

official permission or approval

satiate

fill to satisfaction

scion

a descendent or heir

scrupulous

characterized by extreme care and great effort

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity
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