my GMAT list 2 arranged randomly. – 500 Words


conviviality

a jovial nature

convoke

call together

copious

large in number or quantity

corpulence

the property of excessive fatness

awry

turned or twisted to one side

azure

of a deep somewhat purplish blue color

baleful

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

banal

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

baneful

deadly or sinister

baroque

relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music

bastion

projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

somber

grave or even gloomy in character

soporific

inducing sleep

sordid

foul and run-down and repulsive

sovereign

a nation’s ruler usually by hereditary right

specious

plausible but false

spelunker

a person who explores caves

spendthrift

someone who spends money freely or wastefully

splenetic

of or relating to the spleen

sporadic

recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances

spurious

plausible but false

incoherent

without logical or meaningful connection

incommodious

uncomfortably or inconveniently small

incompatible

not in harmonious or agreeable combination

incompetence

lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

incorporeal

without material form or substance

incorrigible

impervious to correction by punishment

incredulous

not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

inculcate

teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

incursion

the act of entering some territory or domain

indecipherable

not easily decoded

indelible

not able to be removed or erased

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

derision

the act of treating with contempt

derisive

expressing contempt or ridicule

derogatory

expressive of low opinion

descant

a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody

desecrate

violate the sacred character of a place or language

desist

stop performing some action

desolate

providing no shelter or sustenance

despoil

plunder or steal goods

despotism

dominance through threat of punishment and violence

mite

small arachnid infesting animals or plants or stored foods

mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

modulate

fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

mollify

cause to be more favorably inclined

molten

reduced to liquid form by heating

moot

of no legal significance, as having been previously decided

mordant

harshly ironic or sinister

morose

showing a brooding ill humor

motif

a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

motility

ability to move spontaneously and independently

mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

resonant

characterized by a loud deep sound

respite

a pause from doing something

resplendent

having great beauty

resurgent

rising again as to new life and vigor

reticent

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

retract

formally reject or disavow

retroactively

after the fact

reverent

feeling or showing profound respect or veneration

reverie

an abstracted state of absorption

revile

spread negative information about

rhapsodize

say with great enthusiasm

rhetorical

relating to using language effectively

fortitude

strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity

fortuitous

occurring by happy chance

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

fractious

easily irritated or annoyed

fraught

filled with or attended with

apposite

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

apprehensive

in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

approbatory

expressing or manifesting praise or approval

arable

capable of being farmed productively

arbiter

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

arcane

requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

archetype

something that serves as a model

ardent

characterized by intense emotion

arduous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

improvident

not supplying something useful for the future

impudent

improperly forward or bold

impugn

attack as false or wrong

imputation

the attribution to a source or cause

inadvertent

happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

inanimate

not endowed with life

inarticulate

without or deprived of the use of speech or words

inaudible

impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

potable

suitable for drinking

potent

having or wielding force or authority

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

prate

speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly

prattle

speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly

odious

unequivocally detestable

odium

hate coupled with disgust

oligarchy

a political system governed by a few people

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

omniscient

infinitely wise

opalescent

having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

opaque

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy

opprobrious

expressing offensive reproach

optimist

a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

opulence

wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

ornate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

figment

a contrived or fantastic idea

finesse

subtly skillful handling of a situation

finite

bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

fissure

a long narrow depression in a surface

flaccid

drooping without elasticity

flag

a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

flagrant

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

flamboyant

tending to attract attention; marked by ostentatious display

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

flinch

draw back, as with fear or pain

replete

filled to satisfaction with food or drink

replica

copy that is not the original

reprehend

express strong disapproval of

reproach

express criticism towards

reprobate

a person without moral scruples

reproof

an act or expression of criticism and censure

repudiate

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

repugnant

offensive to the mind

resignation

the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession

resilient

recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like

resolution

a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

idiosyncrasy

a behavioral attribute peculiar to an individual

idyll

a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

igneous

produced by the action of fire or intense heat

ignoble

dishonorable in character or purpose

ignominious

deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

illuminate

make lighter or brighter

illusive

based on or having the nature of a fantasy

illusory

having the nature of a deceptive trick

cascade

a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

castigate

inflict severe punishment on

cataclysm

a sudden violent change in the earth’s surface

catalyst

substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction

catharsis

purging the body to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

cavil

raise trivial objections

censor

a person authorized to suppress unacceptable material

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

ceremonious

characterized by pomp and stately display

cessation

a stopping

chafe

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

chaffinch

small European finch with a cheerful song

chagrin

strong feelings of embarrassment

charisma

personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others

knotty

tangled in snarls

labyrinth

complex system of paths in which it is easy to get lost

lacerate

cut or tear irregularly

laconic

brief and to the point

laggard

someone who takes more time than necessary

lambaste

censure severely or angrily

lambent

softly bright or radiant

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

languid

lacking spirit or liveliness

larceny

the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

lascivious

driven by lust

lassitude

a feeling of lack of interest or energy

latency

the state of being not yet evident or active

laud

praise, glorify, or honor

lax

without rigor or strictness

lecherous

given to excessive indulgence in sexual activity

lethargic

deficient in alertness or activity

levee

an embankment built to prevent a river from overflowing

levity

a manner lacking seriousness

lewd

suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

liaison

a means of communication between groups

liberalism

a political orientation favoring social progress by reform

libertine

unrestrained by convention or morality

licentious

lacking moral discipline

provincial

associated with an administrative district of a nation

proviso

a stipulated condition

provocative

serving or tending to excite or stimulate

provoke

provide the needed stimulus for

quaff

swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

quagmire

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

quaint

attractively old-fashioned

qualified

meeting the proper standards and requirements for a task

qualm

uneasiness about the fitness of an action

effluvium

a foul-smelling outflow or vapor

effrontery

audacious behavior that you have no right to

effusive

uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

egocentric

limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

egress

the act or means of going out

elaboration

developing in intricate and painstaking detail

elegy

a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

ellipsis

omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences

eloquence

powerful and effective language

coagulate

change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

coalesce

fuse or cause to come together

coda

the closing section of a musical composition

coddle

cook in nearly boiling water

codify

organize into a system, such as a body of law

coffer

a chest especially for storing valuables

cogent

powerfully persuasive

cogitate

consider carefully and deeply

cognate

related by blood

cognitive

relating to or involving the mental process of knowing

cognizant

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

coherent

marked by an orderly and consistent relation of parts

cohesion

the state of sticking together

temper

a characteristic state of feeling

temperament

your usual mood

tenacious

stubbornly unyielding

tenet

a religious doctrine proclaimed as true without proof

tensile

of or relating to physical stress or strain

tentative

hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

tenuous

very thin in gauge or diameter

tepid

moderately warm

termagant

a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman

indemnify

secure against future loss, damage, or liability

indict

accuse formally of a crime

indifferent

marked by a lack of interest

indigence

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

lunge

the act of moving forward suddenly

lurid

glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

lustrous

reflecting light

luxuriant

produced or growing in extreme abundance

macerate

soften and cause to disintegrate as a result

maculate

morally blemished; stained or impure

magnanimity

nobility and generosity of spirit

malediction

the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil

malefactor

someone who has committed a crime

malevolent

wishing or appearing to wish evil to others

malicious

having the nature of threatening evil

faction

a dissenting clique

fallacious

containing or based on incorrect reasoning

fallible

wanting in moral strength, courage, or will

fanatic

a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm

fastidious

giving careful attention to detail

fathom

a linear unit of measurement for water depth

fatuous

devoid of intelligence

fealty

the loyalty that one owes to a country, sovereign, or lord

feasible

capable of being done with means at hand

fecund

capable of producing offspring or vegetation

pessimism

a general disposition to expect the worst in all things

petty

small and of little importance

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

phenomenon

any state or process known through the senses

philanthropy

the act of donating money or time to promote human welfare

phlegmatic

showing little emotion

phobia

an anxiety disorder characterized by irrational fear

pied

having sections or patches colored differently and brightly

unwonted

out of the ordinary

upshot

a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon

urbane

showing a high degree of refinement

usurpation

wrongfully seizing and holding by force

usury

the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest

utopia

ideally perfect state

waft

a long flag; often tapering

waive

do without or cease to hold or adhere to

wan

deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress

wane

a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

wanton

a lewd or lascivious person

warrant

formal and explicit approval

welter

a confused multitude of things

wheedle

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

whet

sharpen by rubbing

whimsical

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

indigenous

originating where it is found

indignant

angered at something unjust or wrong

indolent

disinclined to work or exertion

indomitable

impossible to subdue

indubitably

in a manner or to a degree that could not be doubted

indulgent

given to yielding to the wishes of someone

craven

lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

culpable

deserving blame or censure as being wrong or injurious

curb

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

curmudgeon

an irascible, cantankerous person full of stubborn ideas

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

cynic

someone who is critical of the motives of others

dais

a platform raised above the surrounding level

dally

behave carelessly or indifferently

dank

unpleasantly cool and humid

dauntless

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

dearth

an insufficient quantity or number

debacle

a sudden and complete disaster

debase

make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

debauchery

a wild gathering involving drinking and promiscuity

debilitate

make weak

meticulous

marked by precise accordance with details

mettle

the courage to carry on

mien

a person’s appearance, manner, or demeanor

mimicry

imitative behavior

minatory

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

minute

a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

mire

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

miscreant

a person without moral scruples

miser

a stingy hoarder of money and possessions

perjury

criminal offense of making false statements under oath

permeable

allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

perpetual

continuing forever or indefinitely

perquisite

an incidental benefit for certain types of employment

pertinent

being of striking appropriateness

peruse

examine or consider with attention and in detail

pervade

spread or diffuse through

pervasive

spreading or spread throughout

succumb

consent reluctantly

suffuse

cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across

sumptuous

rich and superior in quality

sunder

break apart or in two, using violence

sundry

consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

superficial

of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

superlative

highest in quality

supplant

take the place or move into the position of

abaft

at or near the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane

abandon

forsake; leave behind

abase

cause to feel shame

abbreviate

shorten

abdicate

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

aberrant

markedly different from an accepted norm

malign

speak unfavorably about

malinger

avoid responsibilities and duties

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent

mandate

a document giving an official instruction or command

manifest

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

mar

render imperfect

marauder

someone who attacks in search of booty

materialism

a desire for wealth and possessions

maudlin

effusively or insincerely emotional

maverick

someone who exhibits independence in thought and action

meander

move or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

mellifluous

pleasing to the ear

melodious

having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune

tacit

implied by or inferred from actions or statements

taciturn

habitually reserved and uncommunicative

tantalize

harass with persistent teasing or baiting

tarry

leave slowly and hesitantly

taut

pulled or drawn tight

tawdry

tastelessly showy

tedious

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

teem

be abuzz

temerity

fearless daring

redolent

having a strong pleasant odor

redundant

more than is needed, desired, or required

refurbish

improve the appearance or functionality of

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

regal

belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

reiterate

say, state, or perform again

relegate

assign to a lower position

relevant

having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

relinquish

turn away from; give up

remonstrate

argue in protest or opposition

remorse

a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed

homily

a sermon on a moral or religious topic

hone

sharpen with a whetstone

hubris

overbearing pride or presumption

humility

a lack of arrogance or false pride

hybrid

a composite of mixed origin

hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

hypocritical

professing feelings or virtues one does not have

hypothetical

a conjectural possibility or circumstance

iconoclast

someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions

ideology

an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group

munificent

very generous

muse

reflect deeply on a subject

myriad

a large indefinite number

narcissistic

having an inflated idea of one’s own importance

nascent

being born or beginning

nautical

relating to ships or navigation

nebulous

lacking definite form or limits

nefarious

extremely wicked

nefariousness

the quality of being wicked

negligence

failure to act with the prudence of a reasonable person

nemesis

something causing misery or death

neologism

a newly invented word or phrase

neophyte

any new participant in some activity

nettle

plant having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation

parsimonious

excessively unwilling to spend

parsimony

extreme stinginess

partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

passive

lacking in energy or will

paucity

an insufficient quantity or number

pavilion

a large and often sumptuous tent

peccadillo

a petty misdeed

pecuniary

relating to or involving money

pedagogue

someone who educates young people

pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

pejorative

expressing disapproval

pellucid

transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

penchant

a strong liking

penitent

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

pensive

deeply or seriously thoughtful

penurious

excessively unwilling to spend

perceptive

of or relating to awareness via the senses

tribunal

an assembly to conduct judicial business

tribute

something given or done as an expression of esteem

trite

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

trivial

(informal) small and of little importance

troth

a solemn pledge of fidelity

truculent

defiantly aggressive

truncate

make shorter as if by cutting off

tumid

abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

tumult

a state of commotion and noise and confusion

turbid

clouded as with sediment

turbulence

instability in the atmosphere

turmoil

a violent disturbance

turpitude

a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

tutelage

attention and management implying responsibility for safety

tycoon

a very wealthy or powerful businessperson

tyranny

government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator

ubiquitous

being present everywhere at once

ulterior

lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed

umbrage

a feeling of anger caused by being offended

unalloyed

free from admixture

uncanny

surpassing the ordinary or normal

immutable

not subject or susceptible to change or variation

impale

pierce with a sharp stake or point

impartial

free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

impasse

a situation in which no progress can be made

impassive

having or revealing little emotion or sensibility

impecunious

not having enough money to pay for necessities

impede

be a hindrance or obstacle to

impenitent

not remorseful

imperious

having or showing arrogant superiority

imperturbable

marked by extreme calm and composure

impervious

not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

impetuous

characterized by undue haste and lack of thought

impiety

unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god

implacable

incapable of being appeased or pacified

implement

a piece of equipment or a tool used for a specific purpose

paradigm

a standard or typical example

paradox

a statement that contradicts itself

parapet

a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony

paraphernalia

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles

pariah

a person who is rejected from society or home

parity

functional equality

parley

a negotiation between enemies

parochial

relating to or supported by or located in a parish

parody

a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

parry

impede the movement of

parse

analyze the sentence structure of

guile

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

guise

an artful or simulated semblance

gullible

naive and easily deceived or tricked

hackneyed

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

haggard

showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

halcyon

a mythical bird said to breed at the winter solstice

hamper

prevent the progress or free movement of

haphazard

dependent upon or characterized by chance

hapless

unfortunate and deserving pity

harangue

a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

harbor

a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

harmonious

exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents

haughty

having or showing arrogant superiority

quiescent

being quiet or still or inactive

quintessence

the most typical example or representative of a type

quirk

a strange attitude or habit

quixotic

not sensible about practical matters

rabid

marked by excessive enthusiasm for a cause or idea

raconteur

a person skilled in telling anecdotes

ramification

a consequence, especially one that causes complications

toxic

of or relating to or caused by a poison

tractable

easily managed

traduce

speak unfavorably about

tranquillity

an untroubled state, free from disturbances

transmutation

an act that changes the form or character or substance of something

transmute

change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

transpire

come about, happen, or occur

traumatic

psychologically painful

travail

use of physical or mental energy; hard work

trek

any long and difficult trip

trenchant

having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought

trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

neutral

having no personal preference

nexus

the means of connection between things linked in series

noisome

causing or able to cause nausea

nostalgic

unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things

enamored

marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

encomium

a formal expression of praise

encroach

advance beyond the usual limit

encumber

hold back, impede, or weigh down

endemic

native to or confined to a certain region

endorse

approve of

enervate

weaken mentally or morally

enfeeble

make weak

enfranchised

endowed with the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote

engender

call forth

enhance

increase

enigma

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

enigmatic

not clear to the understanding

ennui

the feeling of being bored by something tedious

eon

the longest unit of geological time

ephemeral

anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day

epicure

a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment

epigram

a witty saying

profusion

the property of being extremely abundant

progeny

the immediate descendants of a person

program

a series of steps to be carried out

proliferate

grow rapidly

prolific

intellectually productive

promontory

a natural elevation


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