GMAT words – 178 Words

proliferation

a rapid increase in number

reiterate

say, state, or perform again

foe

an armed adversary

condemn

express strong disapproval of

assertion

a declaration that is made emphatically

abase

cause to feel shame

abject

of the most contemptible kind

rebuke

an act or expression of criticism and censure

irate

feeling or showing extreme anger

bonanza

a sudden happening that brings good fortune

prudent

marked by sound judgment

plutocrat

someone who exercises power by virtue of wealth

autocrat

a cruel and oppressive dictator

resurgent

rising again as to new life and vigor

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

extol

praise, glorify, or honor

austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

reluctant

not eager

rejig

re-equip a factory or plant

stymie

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

eminence

high status importance owing to marked superiority

malicious

having the nature of threatening evil

hoax

something intended to deceive

spate

a sudden forceful flow

lynching

putting a person to death by mob action without due process

insuperable

incapable of being surpassed or excelled

exacerbate

make worse

disbursal

the act of spending or disbursing money

disguise

any attire that conceals the wearer’s identity

ostensibly

from appearances alone

diminutive

very small

array

an impressive display

nemesis

something causing misery or death

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

marvel

be amazed at

relentless

never-ceasing

wrath

intense anger

imminent

close in time; about to occur

truculent

defiantly aggressive

avarice

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth

covetous

immoderately desirous of acquiring something

contemplate

think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

lucid

transparently clear; easily understandable

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

reticent

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

detrimental

causing harm or injury

postulate

maintain or assert

ample

more than enough in size or scope or capacity

conceit

the trait of being unduly vain

lampoon

ridicule with satire

eclectic

selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

dwindling

a becoming gradually less

afflicted

mentally or physically unfit

quibble

evade the truth of a point by raising irrelevant objections

lambaste

censure severely or angrily

arbitration

giving authoritative judgment

redundancy

the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

blip

a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

marred

blemished by injury or rough wear

opt

select as an alternative over another

missive

a written message addressed to a person or organization

momentous

of very great significance

adversity

a state of misfortune or affliction

opacity

the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

repress

conceal or hide

conglomerate

collect or gather

hemorrhage

the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel

seminal

containing seeds of later development

miscreant

a person without moral scruples

abet

assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

dispute

the act of coming into conflict

fickle

liable to sudden unpredictable change

extortionate

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

juxtapose

place side by side

poised

marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

anemic

relating to or having a deficiency of red blood cells

elongate

make long or longer by pulling and stretching

accommodative

tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony

beholden

under a moral obligation to someone

unravel

become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers of

salience

the state of being significant

prone

having a tendency

prod

push against gently

impel

urge or force to an action; constrain or motivate

deceit

the quality of being fraudulent

elaborate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

fraudulent

intended to deceive

predisposition

an inclination to interpret statements in a particular way

meddle

intrude in other people’s affairs or business

condescending

characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance

supplication

the act of communicating with a deity

pertain

be relevant to

enmity

a state of deep-seated ill-will

sagacious

acutely insightful and wise

circumspect

careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk

eulogize

praise formally and eloquently

laud

praise, glorify, or honor

abstinent

self-restraining

demeanor

the way a person behaves toward other people

disinclined

unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval

averse

strongly opposed

repugnant

offensive to the mind

defraud

deprive of by deceit

apt

being of striking pertinence

avow

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

relent

give in, as to influence or pressure

boisterous

full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

caprice

a sudden desire

exorbitant

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

hostility

a state of deep-seated ill-will

discernment

the cognitive condition of someone who understands

shrewd

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

stagnate

stand still

obstruct

block passage through

dissident

a person who objects to some established policy

acquit

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

acute

ending in a sharp point

adamant

very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

adverse

in an opposing direction

arcane

requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

bland

lacking taste or flavor or tang

canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture

captivate

attract; cause to be enamored

clerical

appropriate for or engaged in office work

compile

get or gather together

confinement

the state of being enclosed

conform

be similar, be in line with

culminate

end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

delinquent

a young offender

discrete

constituting a separate entity or part

divine

a clergyman or other person in religious orders

elude

escape, either physically or mentally

endorse

approve of

entice

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

erratic

liable to sudden unpredictable change

exhort

spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

florid

elaborately or excessively ornamented

frugal

avoiding waste

havoc

violent and needless disturbance

impart

bestow a quality on

impede

be a hindrance or obstacle to

increment

the amount by which something increases

incumbent

necessary as a duty or responsibility; morally binding

indigent

poor enough to need help from others

indulge

yield to; give satisfaction to

infest

occupy in large numbers or live on a host

inherent

existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

innate

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

instill

impart gradually

jolt

move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

liken

consider or describe as similar or equal

obtrusive

sticking out; protruding

offset

a compensating equivalent

orthodox

adhering to what is commonly accepted

outright

without reservation or concealment

pang

a sudden sharp feeling

partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

persecute

cause to suffer

phony

fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

pinnacle

a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

plaintiff

a person who brings an action in a court of law

potent

having or wielding force or authority

prevalence

the quality of being widespread

primitive

characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

pronounce

speak or utter in a certain way

purge

rid of impurities

solicit

request urgently or persistently

spiteful

showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt

stale

lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration

stringent

demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

sturdy

having rugged physical strength

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

tally

the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

tentative

hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

thrive

make steady progress

viable

capable of life or normal growth and development

virulent

extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
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