Trouble works for GMAT – 84 Words

inherent

existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

diffidence

lack of self-assurance

denigrate

charge falsely or with malicious intent

inadvertently

without knowledge or intention

inchoate

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent

deterrent

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

futile

producing no result or effect

relegate

assign to a lower position

proscribe

command against

deference

courteous regard for people’s feelings

implode

burst inward

fatuous

devoid of intelligence

fallacious

containing or based on incorrect reasoning

reprobate

a person without moral scruples

obviate

do away with

ingenuous

lacking in sophistication or worldliness

veracious

habitually speaking the truth

burgeon

grow and flourish

diffuse

spread out; not concentrated in one place

capricious

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

idolatry

the worship of idols or images that are not God

rescind

cancel officially

precipitate

bring about abruptly

arduous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

anomalous

deviating from the general or common order or type

caustic

capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

dissonance

disagreeable sounds

sporadic

recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances

soporific

inducing sleep

resolution

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

grandiloquent

lofty in style

castigation

verbal punishment

dissolution

separation into component parts

effrontery

audacious behavior that you have no right to

welter

a confused multitude of things

delineate

represented accurately or precisely

platitude

a trite or obvious remark

metamorphosis

striking change in appearance or character or circumstances

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

lassitude

a feeling of lack of interest or energy

paragon

a perfect embodiment of a concept

cogent

powerfully persuasive

salubrious

promoting health

propriety

correct behavior

onerous

burdensome or difficult to endure

stipulate

make an express demand or provision in an agreement

laconic

brief and to the point

antipathy

a feeling of intense dislike

refractory

stubbornly resistant to authority or control

innocuous

not injurious to physical or mental health

torpor

a state of motor and mental inactivity

pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning

reproach

express criticism towards

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

chicanery

the use of tricks to deceive someone

maverick

someone who exhibits independence in thought and action

decorum

propriety in manners and conduct

aver

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

desultory

marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose

levity

a manner lacking seriousness

abstemious

marked by temperance in indulgence

disinterested

unaffected by concern for one’s own welfare

implacable

incapable of being appeased or pacified

vituperative

marked by harshly abusive criticism

disabuse

free somebody from an erroneous belief

recant

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief

efficacy

capacity or power to produce a desired result

intransigence

stubborn refusal to compromise or change

irascible

quickly aroused to anger

rarefied

of high moral or intellectual value

homogeneous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

cacophonous

having an unpleasant sound

conundrum

a difficult problem

truculence

obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness

ephemeral

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

supposition

the cognitive process of conjecturing

condone

excuse, overlook, or make allowances for

propensity

a natural inclination

facetious

cleverly amusing in tone

abeyance

temporary cessation or suspension

propitiate

make peace with

obsequious

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
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