MY GMAT – 31 Words

yoke

a wooden frame across the shoulders for carrying buckets

ad-lib

perform without preparation

advent

arrival that has been awaited

agency

the state of being in action or exerting power

altogether

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent

ambivalent

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

amortize

liquidate gradually

annihilate

kill in large numbers

anoint

administer an oil or ointment to, often ceremonially

antithetical

sharply contrasted in character or purpose

arbitrate

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

archaic

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

artifact

a man-made object

ascribe

attribute or credit to

assimilate

make alike

backfire

a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in an engine

baldly

in a barefaced manner

balloon

small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

befall

become of; happen to

belie

be in contradiction with

blight

any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

broad

having great extent from one side to the other

brook

a natural stream of water smaller than a river

bureaucracy

a government administered primarily by nonelective officials

bygone

well in the past; former

canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture

clamor

utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

cloak

a loose outer garment

coalesce

fuse or cause to come together

collude

act in unison and in secret towards a deceitful purpose

precarious

not secure; beset with difficulties
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