GMAT pdf – gp 1 – 73 Words

abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief

abnegate

deny or renounce

abrogate

revoke formally

accede

yield to another’s wish or opinion

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

accrue

grow by addition

acquiesce

agree or express agreement

addle

mix up or confuse

adversary

someone who offers opposition

affiliate

join in a social or business relationship

allegory

a short moral story

amiss

in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner

amortize

liquidate gradually

anchorage

place for vessels to anchor

anecdote

short account of an incident

apocalyptic

of or relating to a catastrophe

apocryphal

being of questionable authenticity

counterfeit

not genuine; imitating something superior

apposite

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

arable

capable of being farmed productively

arbiter

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

archetype

something that serves as a model

aseptic

free of pathological microorganisms

artifice

a deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture

askance

with suspicion or disapproval

assay

a test of a substance to determine its components

autocracy

a theory favoring unlimited authority by an individual

awry

turned or twisted to one side

bastion

projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

batten

a strip fixed to something to hold it firm

bauble

cheap showy jewelry or ornament

beget

generate children

beholden

under a moral obligation to someone

behoove

be appropriate or necessary

bemuse

cause to be confused emotionally

bereft

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

beseech

ask for or request earnestly

bestial

resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

betroth

give to in marriage

bilateral

having two sides or parts

blasphemous

grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

blatant

without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

blighted

affected by something that prevents growth or prosperity

bode

indicate by signs

brevity

the attribute of being short or fleeting

brindled

having a gray or brown streak or a patchy coloring

broach

bring up a topic for discussion

brusque

rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner

bumptious

offensively self-assertive

bungle

make a mess of, destroy, or ruin

burly

muscular and heavily built

callow

young and inexperienced

calumny

a false accusation of an offense

canard

a deliberately misleading fabrication

cant

a slope in the turn of a road or track

caprice

a sudden desire

captious

tending to find and call attention to faults

cascade

a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

cataclysm

a sudden violent change in the earth’s surface

censor

a person authorized to suppress unacceptable material

ceremonious

characterized by pomp and stately display

cessation

a stopping

chafe

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

chagrin

strong feelings of embarrassment

chary

characterized by great caution

chaste

abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

chicanery

the use of tricks to deceive someone

chortle

a soft partly suppressed laugh

clemency

leniency and compassion shown toward offenders

cloture

a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

cloying

overly sweet

codify

organize into a system, such as a body of law

allusion

passing reference or indirect mention
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