GMAT/SAT – 195 Words

abrade

rub hard or scrub

exacerbate

make worse

belligerent

characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

hockey

a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents’ goal with angled sticks

bellicose

having or showing a ready disposition to fight

pugnacious

ready and able to resort to force or violence

whack

the act of hitting vigorously

acrimonious

marked by strong resentment or cynicism

odor

any property detected by the sense of smell

condense

cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

debrief

elicit a report from someone about a mission, job, or event

erratic

liable to sudden unpredictable change

erroneous

containing or characterized by mistakes

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

pedagogue

someone who educates young people

agitate

move or cause to move back and forth

conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

irascible

quickly aroused to anger

speculation

continuous contemplation on a subject of a deep nature

inject

force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

reject

refuse to accept or acknowledge

eject

put out or expel from a place

erupt

start suddenly

capricious

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

grapple

work hard to come to terms with or deal with something

expedite

process fast and efficiently

expeditious

marked by speed and efficiency

abscission

the act of cutting something off

excise

remove by cutting

impertinent

improperly forward or bold

attain

gain with effort

detain

cause to be slowed down or delayed

retain

secure and keep for possible future use or application

sustain

lengthen or extend in duration or space

assiduous

marked by care and persistent effort

sedulous

marked by care and persistent effort

trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

intimate

marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

intimation

a slight suggestion or vague understanding

icebreaker

an initial activity to relax a tense or formal atmosphere

at stake

to be won or lost; at risk

at stake

to be won or lost; at risk

bluff

a high steep bank

bluff

a high steep bank

sagging

hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)

sag

droop, sink, or settle

enact

order by virtue of superior authority; decree

antecede

be earlier in time; go back further

plummet

drop sharply

plurality

the state of being more than one

monotonous

sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

equivocate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear

equanimous

calm in mind or temper; in full control of one’s faculties

conspiracy

a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act

averse

strongly opposed

versed

thoroughly acquainted through study or experience

adverse

in an opposing direction

conversant

well informed about or knowing thoroughly

divert

turn aside; turn away from

exuberant

joyously unrestrained

rail

a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

convoke

call together

convoke

call together

advocate

a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea

vocation

the particular occupation for which you are trained

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations

ineffable

defying expression or description

literature

writings in a particular style on a particular subject

literacy

the ability to read and write

rail

a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

anesthesia

loss of bodily sensation

intestine

the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

omniscient

infinitely wise

efficacious

giving the power to produce an intended result

efficacious

giving the power to produce an intended result

suffice

be adequate, either in quality or quantity

gourmet

a person devoted to and knowledgeable about fine food

surfeit

indulge (one’s appetite) to satiety

surfeit

indulge (one’s appetite) to satiety

capricious

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

desperately

with great urgency

convergent

tending to come together from different directions

affluent

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

dump

a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

grievous

causing or marked by grief or anguish

solemn

dignified and somber in manner or character

dignified

formal or stately in bearing or appearance

dignify

confer honor upon

shatter

break into many pieces

aggravate

make worse

incarceration

the state of being imprisoned

gravel

rock fragments and pebbles

crunch

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

grind

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

gravitate

move toward

transgression

the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

transgress

act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

relent

give in, as to influence or pressure

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

aggress

take the initiative and go on the offensive

gregarious

temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

conspicuously

in a manner tending to attract attention

diagnosis

identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

relent

give in, as to influence or pressure

relentless

never-ceasing

conspicuously

in a manner tending to attract attention

gregarious

temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

chunk

a compact mass

bundle

a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

customize

make to specifications

apologue

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

circumlocution

an indirect way of expressing something

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

elocution

an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice

elucidate

make clear and comprehensible

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

connoisseur

an expert able to appreciate a field

scaffold

a temporary arrangement erected around a building

scramble

move hurriedly

scaffold

a temporary arrangement erected around a building

cohort

a band of warriors

domination

power to defeat

momentous

of very great significance

hefty

of considerable weight and size

philanthropic

of or relating to charitable giving

compel

force somebody to do something

compelling

driving or forcing

appeal

earnest or urgent request

pacify

ease the anger, agitation, or strong emotion of

assuage

provide physical relief, as from pain

opprobrium

a state of extreme dishonor

consensus

agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole

preside

act as executive officer

amateur

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

dilettante

an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention

detonation

the act of setting off an explosive

symphony

a long and complex sonata for an orchestra

euphony

any pleasing and harmonious sounds

olfactory

of or relating to the sense of smell

supersede

take the place or move into the position of

redolent

having a strong pleasant odor

supplant

take the place or move into the position of

trivial

(informal) small and of little importance

detritus

loose material that is worn away from rocks

debris

the remains of something that has been destroyed

retrial

a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occurs when the initial trial is found to have been improper or unfair due to procedural errors

detritus

loose material that is worn away from rocks

trifle

a detail that is considered insignificant

freak out

lose one’s nerve

hostility

a state of deep-seated ill-will

trial

the act of testing something

vicissitude

a variation in circumstances or fortune

frugal

avoiding waste

frugal

avoiding waste

devour

eat immoderately

shed light on

make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

furious

marked by extreme anger

reckon

expect, believe, or suppose

scrutiny

the act of examining something closely, as for mistakes

herbivorous

feeding only on plants

carnivorous

relating to flesh-eating animals

carnal

of or relating to the body or flesh

cannibalistic

characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism

carnage

the savage and excessive killing of many people

carcass

the dead body of an animal

incarnate

possessing or existing in bodily form

vainglorious

feeling self-importance

sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

devastate

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

devastate

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

wastrel

someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

abdomen

the region of the body between the thorax and the pelvis

abdomen

the region of the body between the thorax and the pelvis

abominate

find repugnant

abominate

find repugnant

abyss

a bottomless gulf or pit

abyss

a bottomless gulf or pit

abysmal

so deep as to be immeasurable

adage

a condensed but memorable saying embodying an important fact

tribute

something given or done as an expression of esteem

adamant

very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

negligible

so small as to be meaningless; insignificant

negligent

characterized by undue lack of attention or concern

solvent

capable of meeting financial obligations

declivity

a downward slope or bend

asinine

devoid of intelligence

sunder

break apart or in two, using violence

asylum

a shelter from danger or hardship

fidelity

the quality of being faithful

literate

able to read and write
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