Manhattan GMAT SC – 188 Words

accumulative

increasing by successive addition

cumulative

increasing by successive addition

adverse

in an opposing direction

averse

strongly opposed

affect

have an influence upon

effect

a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon

affluent

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

effluent

water mixed with waste matter

allusion

passing reference or indirect mention

illusion

an erroneous mental representation

delusion

a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

alternate

go back and forth

alternative

one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

amiable

diffusing warmth and friendliness

amicable

characterized by friendship and good will

amenable

disposed or willing to comply

anomaly

deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity

apposite

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

opposite

being directly across from each other

appraise

consider in a comprehensive way

apprise

inform somebody of something

ascent

a movement upward

assent

agree or express agreement

accent

special importance or significance

belated

after the expected or usual time

elated

exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits

beneficent

doing or producing good

benevolent

showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding

biannual

occurring or payable twice each year

biennial

occurring every second year

censer

a container for burning incense

censor

a person authorized to suppress unacceptable material

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

colloquy

formal conversation

obloquy

state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

complement

something added to embellish or make perfect

compliment

a remark expressing praise and admiration

contemptuous

expressing extreme scorn

contemptible

deserving of scorn or disrespect

continual

occurring without interruption

continuous

moving in time or space without interruption

contiguous

having a common boundary or edge

credible

capable of being believed

credulous

showing a lack of judgment or experience

decry

express strong disapproval of

descry

catch sight of

deduce

reason from the general to the particular

deduct

make a subtraction

deficient

inadequate in amount or degree

defective

having a flaw

denote

have as a meaning

connote

express or state indirectly

deprecate

express strong disapproval of; deplore

depreciate

decline in value

dependent

a person who relies on another person for support

dependant

a person who relies on another person for support

derisive

expressing contempt or ridicule

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

devolve

pass on or delegate to another

evolve

undergo development

digress

wander from a direct or straight course

regress

go back to a previous state

disburse

expend, as from a fund

disperse

move away from each other

discrete

constituting a separate entity or part

discreet

marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

disquisition

an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

inquisition

a severe interrogation

economic

of or relating to production and management of wealth

economical

using the minimum of time or resources for effectiveness

edible

suitable for use as food

eatable

suitable for use as food

efficient

being effective without wasting time, effort, or expense

effectual

producing or capable of producing an intended result

effective

producing or capable of producing an intended result

eject

put out or expel from a place

inject

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

elusive

skillful at evading capture

illusive

based on or having the nature of a fantasy

erotic

giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing

exotic

characteristic of another place or part of the world

erupt

start suddenly

disrupt

make a break in

euphony

any pleasing and harmonious sounds

cacophony

loud confusing disagreeable sounds

fallacious

containing or based on incorrect reasoning

fallible

wanting in moral strength, courage, or will

fictitious

formed or conceived by the imagination

factitious

not produced by natural forces; artificial or fake

further

to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage

farther

more distant in especially space or time

grouch

show one’s unhappiness or critical attitude

grungy

thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

historic

belonging to the past

historical

of or relating to the study of recorded time

hoard

a secret store of valuables or money

horde

a vast multitude

homogenous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

homogeneous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

human

a person; a hominid with a large brain and articulate speech

humane

marked by concern with the alleviation of suffering

hypercritical

inclined to judge too severely

hypocritical

professing feelings or virtues one does not have

inchoate

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

chaotic

completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing

induce

cause to act in a specified manner

indict

accuse formally of a crime

ineligible

not qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

illegible

unable to be read

ingenious

showing inventiveness and skill

ingenuous

lacking in sophistication or worldliness

insidious

working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

invidious

containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

intermediate

lying between two extremes in time, space, or state

intermediary

a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

introspection

contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct

retrospection

reference to things past

judicial

expressing careful judgment

judicious

marked by the exercise of good judgment in practical matters

lie

be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

lay

put into a certain place or abstract location

lightening

changing to a lighter color

lightning

flash of light from an electric discharge in the atmosphere

luxurious

furnishing gratification to the senses

luxuriant

produced or growing in extreme abundance

monitory

serving to warn

monetary

relating to or involving money

negligible

so small as to be meaningless; insignificant

negligent

characterized by undue lack of attention or concern

notable

worthy of notice

notorious

known widely and usually unfavorably

observance

conformity with law, custom, or practice

observation

the act of taking a patient look

obtrude

push to thrust outward

intrude

enter uninvited

ordinance

an authoritative rule

ordnance

military supplies

oral

using speech rather than writing

aural

of or pertaining to hearing or the ear

overt

open and observable; not secret or hidden

covert

secret or hidden

peaceful

not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war

peaceable

inclined or disposed to peace

perspective

a way of regarding situations or topics

perceptive

of or relating to awareness via the senses

perspicacious

mentally acute or penetratingly discerning

perspicuous

transparently clear; easily understandable

precipitate

bring about abruptly

precipitous

extremely steep

precede

be earlier in time

proceed

move ahead; travel onward in time or space

preclude

make impossible, especially beforehand

prelude

something that introduces what follows

prescribe

issue commands or orders for

proscribe

command against

principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true

principal

main or most important

prospective

of or concerned with or related to the future

prosperous

in fortunate circumstances financially

raise

move upwards

rise

move upward

repute

the state of being held in high esteem and honor

impute

attribute or credit to

resource

aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

recourse

act of turning to for assistance

salutary

tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

salubrious

promoting health

seasonal

occurring at or dependent on a particular season

seasonable

in keeping with the season

spasmodic

occurring in spells and often abruptly

sporadic

recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances

tacit

implied by or inferred from actions or statements

taciturn

habitually reserved and uncommunicative

temperature

the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment

temperament

your usual mood

temporize

draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

extemporize

perform or speak without preparation

tortuous

marked by repeated turns and bends

torturous

extremely painful or unpleasant

uninterested

not having or showing a sense of concern or curiosity

disinterested

unaffected by concern for one’s own welfare

urban

relating to a city or densely populated area

urbane

showing a high degree of refinement

veracious

habitually speaking the truth

voracious

devouring or craving food in great quantities

vocation

the particular occupation for which you are trained

avocation

an auxiliary activity
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