My Own GMAT prep list – 51 Words

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail

dishevelled

in disarray; extremely disorderly

parry

impede the movement of

indefatigable

showing sustained enthusiasm with unflagging vitality

loquacious

full of trivial conversation

glib

artfully persuasive in speech

incorrigible

impervious to correction by punishment

ocular

relating to or resembling the eye

gourmet

a person devoted to and knowledgeable about fine food

connoisseur

an expert able to appreciate a field

magnanimous

noble and generous in spirit

apathy

an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

placate

cause to be more favorably inclined

circumspect

careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

intrepid

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

taciturn

habitually reserved and uncommunicative

malign

speak unfavorably about

congenital

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

neurosis

a mental illness that makes you behave in an unusual way

vicarious

experienced at secondhand

iconoclast

someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions

tyro

someone new to a field or activity

terse

brief and to the point

cavalier

given to haughty disregard of others

haughty

having or showing arrogant superiority

perspicacity

the ability to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly

intriguing

capable of arousing interest or curiosity

martinet

someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

phlegmatic

showing little emotion

inveterate

habitual

prurient

characterized by lust

uxorious

foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife

peril

a state of danger involving risk

multitudinous

too numerous to be counted

discernible

perceptible by the senses or intellect

conceit

the trait of being unduly vain

amorous

inclined toward or displaying love

nagging

continually complaining or faultfinding

embitter

cause to be resentful

abstinence

the trait of refraining from something, especially alcohol

morbid

suggesting the horror of death and decay

profanity

vulgar or irreverent speech or action

gauche

lacking social polish

convivial

occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

iatrogenic

induced by a physician’s words or therapy

dogmatic

pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

foment

try to stir up

inoculate

inject or treat with the germ of a disease to render immune

antagonize

provoke the hostility of

flummox

be a mystery or bewildering to
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