GMAT Two – 84 Words

overwhelming

very intense

umpteenth

last in an indefinitely numerous series

meagre

deficient in amount or quality or extent

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

contemplate

think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

atrocious

shockingly brutal or cruel

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

inimitable

matchless

aspiration

a cherished desire

dissuade

turn away from by persuasion

overture

orchestral music at the beginning of an opera or musical

repercussion

a remote or indirect consequence of some action

embolden

give encouragement to

intimidation

the act of scaring a weaker person to make them do something

obliterate

remove completely from recognition or memory

abatement

the act of making less active or intense

remission

an abatement in intensity or degree

incongruent

not corresponding in character or kind

peril

a state of danger involving risk

contingent

determined by conditions or circumstances that follow

analogous

similar or equivalent in some respects

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

vexatious litigation

litigation shown to have been instituted maliciously and without probable cause

injunction

a judicial remedy to prohibit a party from doing something

litigation

a legal proceeding in a court

carnage

the savage and excessive killing of many people

obligation

the state of being bound to do or pay something

prerogative

a right reserved exclusively by a person or group

divulge

make known to the public information previously kept secret

adhere

stick to firmly

emphasis

intensity or forcefulness of expression

solipsism

the philosophical theory that the self is all that exists

obfuscation

darkening or obscuring the sight of something

regurgitate

pour or rush back

contention

the act of competing as for profit or a prize

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

correlation

a reciprocal connection between two or more things

causation

the act of making something happen

skeptical

marked by or given to doubt

vulnerability

the state of being exposed

enthusiasm

a feeling of excitement

arsenal

all the weapons and equipment that a country has

prohibition

the action of forbidding

apprehension

fearful expectation or anticipation

syntactic

of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax

discrepancy

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

cogent

powerfully persuasive

adept

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

clamor

utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

regression

returning to a former state

inference

drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence

paltry

contemptibly small in amount or size

germane

relevant and appropriate

restorative

tending to impart new life and vigor to

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

mantle

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

plummet

drop sharply

congregation

the act of assembling

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

ironically

in a manner characterized by incongruity or unexpectedness

minuscule

very small

incredulous

not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

leverage

the mechanical advantage gained by a machine on a fulcrum

proximity

the property of being close together

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

epitomize

embody the essential characteristics of

detrimental

causing harm or injury

contemporary

occurring in the same period of time

abundant

present in great quantity

persuasive

intended or having the power to induce action or belief

eventually

after an unspecified period of time or a long delay

perplexity

trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

dilemma

state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options

incarceration

the state of being imprisoned

consequently

as a result

persuasion

communication intended to induce belief or action

intimidated

made scared or fearful as by threats

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

feverish

having or affected by an abnormally high body temperature

pungent

strong and sharp to the sense of taste

appalling

causing shock, dismay, or horror

fierce

marked by extreme and violent energy

tranquillity

an untroubled state, free from disturbances

belligerent

characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
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