Gmat&NEWS vocabulary list #29 – 51 Words

abrogate

revoke formally

nimble

moving quickly and lightly

mumble

talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

intrepid

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

knack

a special way of doing something

knickknack

a small inexpensive mass-produced article

nick

a small cut

coercive

serving or intended to force

dilute

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

defunct

no longer in force or use; inactive

vacillation

indecision in speech or action

stunt

check the growth or development of

hilarity

great merriment

load

weight to be borne or conveyed

appease

make peace with

warrant

formal and explicit approval

interject

insert between other elements

rive

tear or be torn violently

upwards

spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity

upscale

appropriate for people with good incomes

stampede

a wild headlong rush of frightened animals

allot

give out

tyranny

government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator

fissure

a long narrow depression in a surface

vent

a hole for the escape of gas, air, or liquid

influx

the process of flowing in

lobby

a large entrance or reception room or area

civic

of or relating or belonging to a city

query

an instance of questioning

ire

anger or hostility toward some real or supposed grievance

corps

an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions

flair

a natural talent

attenuate

become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

infamous

known widely and usually unfavorably

pan

shallow container made of metal

fortnight

a period of fourteen consecutive days

nonsensical

having no intelligible meaning

perverse

deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper

oblivion

the state of being disregarded or forgotten

aggregation

the act of gathering something together

lucid

transparently clear; easily understandable

procrastinate

postpone doing what one should be doing

paragon

a perfect embodiment of a concept

resentful

full of or marked by indignant ill will

vehement

marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

conjure

summon into action or bring into existence

solicitation

an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

timorous

shy and fearful by nature

virulent

extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

grudging

petty or reluctant in giving or spending
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