GMAT Prool List – 250 Words

aberrant

markedly different from an accepted norm

abhor

find repugnant

abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief

abscond

run away, often taking something or somebody along

abstemious

marked by temperance in indulgence

abstinence

the trait of refraining from something, especially alcohol

abstruse

difficult to penetrate

accede

yield to another’s wish or opinion

accentuate

stress or single out as important

accord

concurrence of opinion

acculturation

the adoption of the behavior patterns of one’s surroundings

acquit

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

acrimonious

marked by strong resentment or cynicism

acuity

sharpness of vision

admonition

a firm rebuke

adumbrate

describe roughly or give the main points or summary of

affectation

a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

aggravate

make worse

agile

moving quickly and lightly

alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

ambit

an area in which something operates or has power or control

amorous

inclined toward or displaying love

anachronism

locating something at a time when it couldn’t have existed

anathema

a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

androgynous

having both male and female characteristics

angst

an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety

anguish

extreme distress of body or mind

animadversion

harsh criticism or disapproval

annuity

income from capital investment paid regularly

antagonist

someone who offers opposition

antecedent

a preceding occurrence or cause or event

anthropomorphic

suggesting human features for animals or inanimate things

anthroposophy

a system of beliefs and practices based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner; it claims to integrate the practical and psychological in child-centered education

antithesis

exact opposite

antithetical

sharply contrasted in character or purpose

apiary

a shed containing a number of beehives

apotheosis

model of excellence or perfection of a kind

appease

make peace with

approbation

official acceptance or agreement

aquiline

curved down like an eagle’s beak

argot

a characteristic language of a particular group

arrogate

seize and take control without authority

arson

malicious burning to destroy property

artifice

a deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture

asinine

devoid of intelligence

assent

agree or express agreement

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

atone

turn away from sin or do penitence

audacious

disposed to venture or take risks

aver

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

bacchanalian

used of riotously drunken merrymaking

badinage

frivolous banter

baleful

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

banter

light teasing repartee

base

lowest support of a structure

beatific

resembling or befitting an angel or saint

beckon

summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

bellicose

having or showing a ready disposition to fight

belligerence

hostile or warlike attitude or nature

berate

censure severely or angrily

bereavement

state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

berserk

frenzied as if possessed by a demon

besiege

surround so as to force to give up

bicameral

consisting of two chambers

biennial

occurring every second year

bilk

cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

blatant

without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

blighted

affected by something that prevents growth or prosperity

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

bohemian

a nonconformist who lives an unconventional life

boisterous

full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

bombastic

ostentatiously lofty in style

boorish

ill-mannered and coarse in behavior or appearance

bountiful

producing in abundance

braggadocio

vain and empty boasting

brusque

rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner

bugaboo

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

cachet

an indication of approved or superior status

cadaver

the dead body of a human being

cadaverous

of or relating to a corpse

callow

young and inexperienced

canard

a deliberately misleading fabrication

cantata

a musical composition for voices and orchestra

caper

a playful leap or hop

capitalism

an economic system based on private ownership of assets

capitulate

surrender under agreed conditions

capricious

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

captious

tending to find and call attention to faults

carapace

hard outer covering or case of certain organisms

carcinogenic

causing or tending to cause cancer

carnal

of or relating to the body or flesh

castigate

inflict severe punishment on

catastrophe

a sudden violent change in the earth’s surface

catharsis

purging the body to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

catholic

comprehensive or broad-minded in tastes and interests

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

cavil

raise trivial objections

cede

give over

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

chary

characterized by great caution

chicanery

the use of tricks to deceive someone

chimerical

like a grotesque product of the imagination

chivalrous

attentive and honorable like an ideal knight

churlish

having a bad disposition; surly

clairvoyant

someone who can perceive things not present to the senses

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

codicil

a supplement to a will

codify

organize into a system, such as a body of law

coerce

cause to do through pressure or necessity

coeval

of the same period

cognizant

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

commandeer

take arbitrarily or by force

commiserate

feel or express sympathy or compassion

commute

a regular journey to and from your place of work

complacent

contented to a fault with oneself or one’s actions

compunction

a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed

concede

give over

concomitant

following or accompanying as a consequence

concord

a harmonious state of things and of their properties

concur

happen simultaneously

condescending

characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance

conducive

tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

conflagration

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

conform

be similar, be in line with

conjecture

believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

connoisseur

an expert able to appreciate a field

connotation

an idea that is implied or suggested

conservative

resistant to change

conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

contagion

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

contemplation

a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

contemptuous

expressing extreme scorn

contraband

distributed or sold illicitly

contravene

go against, as of rules and laws

contrivance

the faculty of inventive skill

convalescent

returning to health after illness or debility

convoluted

highly complex or intricate

copious

large in number or quantity

coquette

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

cordial

politely warm and friendly

corporal

affecting the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

corporeal

having material or physical form or substance

corpulent

excessively fat

countenance

the appearance conveyed by a person’s face

counterfeit

not genuine; imitating something superior

covet

wish, long, or crave for

crabbed

annoyed and irritable

craven

lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

crypt

a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber

cryptic

having a secret or hidden meaning

curator

the custodian of a collection, as a museum or library

curt

brief and to the point

dauntless

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

decadent

marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

decimate

kill in large numbers

delegation

a group of representatives

demographic

a statistic characterizing human populations

denouement

the outcome of a complex sequence of events

deprecate

express strong disapproval of; deplore

derisive

expressing contempt or ridicule

despondent

without or almost without hope

destitute

poor enough to need help from others

desultory

marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose

devour

eat immoderately

diction

the manner in which something is expressed in words

dictum

an authoritative declaration

didactic

instructive, especially excessively

diffident

showing modest reserve

digression

a message that departs from the main subject

discordant

not in agreement or harmony

discredit

the state of being held in low esteem

discursive

tending to cover a wide range of subjects

disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

disdainful

showing arrogant superiority to those one views as unworthy

dislodge

remove or force from a position previously occupied

dissemble

behave unnaturally or affectedly

dissonant

harmonically unresolved

dissuade

turn away from by persuasion

divest

take away possessions from someone

doctrinaire

a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions

doctrine

a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school

dogmatic

pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

dolorous

showing sorrow

domination

power to defeat

domineer

rule or exercise power over in a cruel and autocratic manner

dominion

dominance or power through legal authority

dough

a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

dour

showing a brooding ill humor

droll

comical in an odd or whimsical manner

dyspeptic

suffering from indigestion

dystopia

state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad

edict

a formal or authoritative proclamation

effervescent

giving off bubbles

effete

excessively self-indulgent, affected, or decadent

effigy

a representation of a person

effusive

uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

elusive

skillful at evading capture

embezzlement

the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property

embroil

force into some kind of situation or course of action

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

enamored

marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

enervate

weaken mentally or morally

enjoin

give instructions to or direct somebody to do something

ennui

the feeling of being bored by something tedious

envisage

form a mental image of something that is not present

ephemeral

anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day

epicure

a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment

epicurean

devoted to pleasure

epigram

a witty saying

epiphany

a divine manifestation

epitaph

an inscription in memory of a buried person

epithet

descriptive word or phrase

errant

straying from the right course or from accepted standards

erratic

liable to sudden unpredictable change

erudite

having or showing profound knowledge

esoteric

understandable only by an enlightened inner circle

eugenic

causing improvement in the offspring produced

evanesce

disappear gradually

exacerbation

action that makes a problem or a disease worse

excise

remove by cutting

exculpate

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

exhilaration

the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

exiguous

extremely scanty

expatriate

a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country

expiate

make amends for

expurgate

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

extemporaneous

with little or no preparation or forethought

extenuate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or degree of

extirpate

destroy completely, as if down to the roots

facetious

cleverly amusing in tone

facile

arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth

factotum

a servant employed to do a variety of jobs

fastidious

giving careful attention to detail

fatuous

devoid of intelligence

fawning

attempting to win favor by flattery

fecund

capable of producing offspring or vegetation

feign

make believe with the intent to deceive

fiasco

a complete failure or collapse

fiduciary

relating to or of the nature of a legal trust

figment

a contrived or fantastic idea

filch

make off with belongings of others

flagrant

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

fleeting

lasting for a markedly brief time

flippant

showing an inappropriate lack of seriousness

flout

treat with contemptuous disregard

foe

an armed adversary

foible

a minor weakness or peculiarity in someone’s character

foist

force onto another

forte

an asset of special worth or utility
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