GMAT Wordlist 1 – 47 Words

abdicate

give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors

abolish

do away with

absenteeism

habitual failure to be present from work

accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

accrue

grow by addition

accompaniment

a musical part that supports other musical parts

acute

ending in a sharp point

addict

to cause to become dependent

adept

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

adapt

make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

adolescent

a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

advent

arrival that has been awaited

advocate

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

aerodynamic

of or relating to aerodynamics

affirmative

giving assent

afflict

cause physical pain or suffering in

affluent

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

aftermath

the consequences of an event

aggregate

a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together

aggression

a disposition to behave forcefully and energetically

agrarian

relating to rural matters

ailment

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

alga

primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves

allege

report or maintain

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

agrarian

relating to rural matters

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

alligator

an amphibious reptile related to crocodiles

allocate

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a purpose

allowance

the act of permitting

allude

make an indirect reference to

alluvial

relating to deposits carried by rushing streams

ally

a friendly nation

altitude

elevation above sea level or above the earth’s surface

altruism

the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

aluminum

a silvery ductile metallic element

alumna

a woman who has received a degree from a school

alumnus

a person who has received a degree from a school

amalgam

a combination or blend of diverse things

amass

collect or gather

amateur

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

amber

a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin

ambiguity

unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning

renounce

turn away from; give up

scald

burn with a hot liquid or steam

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

plague

any large-scale calamity
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