Gmat personal – 161 Words

adhere

stick to firmly

accrue

grow by addition

demerit

a quality or feature deserving censure

accumulate

get or gather together

virtue

the quality of doing what is right

tearjerker

an excessively sentimental narrative

tearjerker

an excessively sentimental narrative

excessively

to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

prodigy

an unusually gifted or intelligent person

presage

a foreboding about what is about to happen

queasy

causing or able to cause nausea

barbaric

without civilizing influences

unrestrained

not subject to limitation

prestige

a high standing achieved through success or influence

prestigious

having an illustrious reputation; respected

sophistication

the quality or character of being intellectually worldly

deceit

the quality of being fraudulent

gauge

an instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity

chiefly

for the most part

condemn

express strong disapproval of

conviction

an unshakable belief in something without need for proof

disguise

any attire that conceals the wearer’s identity

simultaneously

at the same instant

detrimental

causing harm or injury

impair

make worse or less effective

deteriorate

become worse or disintegrate

salvage

rescuing a ship or its crew from a shipwreck or a fire

conductive

having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

hasty

excessively quick

connotation

an idea that is implied or suggested

denotation

the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

accuse

blame for; make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

assume

take to be the case or to be true

irritate

cause annoyance in

prominent

conspicuous in position or importance

snippet

a small piece of anything

snip

sever or remove by pinching or snipping

outstrip

go far ahead of

opponent

someone who offers resistance

machinery

mechanical or electrical devices collectively

encompass

include in scope

implicit

suggested though not directly expressed

legitimation

the act of making lawful

intensity

high level or degree

transcend

go beyond the scope or limits of

consent

give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

unilateral

involving only one part or side

prerequisite

something that is needed or obligatory in advance

commentator

an expert who observes and remarks on something

chamber

a natural or artificial enclosed space

ratification

making something valid by formally confirming it

amendment

a statement that is added to a proposal or document

debunk

expose while ridiculing

contend

compete for something

dynamic

characterized by action or forcefulness of personality

assertive

aggressively self-assured

partygoer

someone who is attending a party

demise

the time when something ends

arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

whim

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

inclusive

encompassing much or everything

entrenched

dug in

exacerbate

make worse

radical

far beyond the norm

oppression

the act of subjugating by cruelty

hostility

a state of deep-seated ill-will

maternity

the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother

espouse

choose and follow a theory, idea, policy, etc.

meticulous

marked by precise accordance with details

intemperate

excessive in behavior

viable

capable of life or normal growth and development

prospect

the possibility of future success

bracket

a punctuation mark used to enclose textual material

supplant

take the place or move into the position of

substantive

having a firm basis in reality and therefore important

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

rationale

an explanation of the fundamental reasons

gradient

a graded change in the magnitude of something

spatial

pertaining to the expanse in which things are located

arboreal

of or relating to or formed by trees

compress

squeeze or press together

spectrum

a broad range of related objects, values, or qualities

protocol

forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by officials

deploy

place troops or weapons in battle formation

torment

intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

imprint

mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

utmost

highest in extent or degree

impart

bestow a quality on

impart

bestow a quality on

bestow

give as a gift

precedent

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences

transitory

lasting a very short time

concession

the act of yielding

mandate

a document giving an official instruction or command

litigant

a party to a lawsuit

remedy

a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain

preeminence

high status importance owing to marked superiority

preeminence

high status importance owing to marked superiority

transcendent

exceeding or surpassing usual limits

virtuous

morally excellent

tenure

the term during which some position is held

culmination

a concluding action

resistance

any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

subside

wear off or die down

deficit

the property of being less than expected or required

pivotal

being of crucial importance

perception

the process of becoming aware through the senses

perception

the process of becoming aware through the senses

perception

the process of becoming aware through the senses

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

archival

of a depository containing historical records and documents

memoir

an account of the author’s personal experiences

disrepute

the state of being held in low esteem

relegate

assign to a lower position

prank

a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

intervene

be placed or located between other things

procure

get by special effort

morale

a state of individual psychological well-being

reciprocity

a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

erroneous

containing or characterized by mistakes

outskirts

outlying areas, as of a city or town

exposure

the state of being vulnerable to something

lesion

any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part

grimace

contort the face to indicate a certain mental state

warrant

formal and explicit approval

spurious

plausible but false

retaliation

action taken in return for an injury or offense

tribunal

an assembly to conduct judicial business

compliance

the act of submitting, usually surrendering power to another

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

render

give or supply

inert

unable to move or resist motion

encroachment

any entry into an area not previously occupied

impending

close in time; about to occur

relieved

made easier to bear

patron

someone who supports or champions something

retard

cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

reminiscent

serving to bring to mind

revamp

patch up or renovate; repair or restore

augment

enlarge or increase

matrix

an enclosure within which something originates or develops

reluctant

not eager

discrepancy

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

extensive

large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

wrangling

an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

bandwidth

a data transmission rate

wordsmith

a fluent and prolific writer

convergent

tending to come together from different directions

vigilant

carefully observant or attentive

streamline

contour economically or efficiently

intervention

the act of interposing one thing between or among others

grievance

a complaint about a wrong that causes resentment

caucus

meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

invoke

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

susceptible

yielding readily to or capable of

erosion

the process of wearing or grinding something down

descend

move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

override

travel on the back of (a horse) too hard

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain
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