words before GMAT – 378 Words

fleet

group of aircraft operating under the same ownership

wit

mental ability

flee

run away quickly

fling

throw with force or recklessness

profound

situated at or extending to great depth

foe

an armed adversary

allude

make an indirect reference to

disposition

your usual mood

cardinal

a vivid red color

advocate

a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea

avenue

a wide street or thoroughfare

resent

feel bitter or indignant about

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

departed

well in the past; former

trench

any long ditch cut in the ground

trench

any long ditch cut in the ground

woe

misery resulting from affliction

woe

misery resulting from affliction

discourse

an extended communication dealing with some particular topic

decree

a legally binding command or decision

despise

look down on with disdain

desolate

providing no shelter or sustenance

ingenious

showing inventiveness and skill

vex

disturb, especially by minor irritations

howl

cry loudly, as of animals

recede

pull back or move away or backward

haul

draw slowly or heavily

rue

feel sorry for; be contrite about

extravagant

recklessly wasteful

equality

the quality of being the same in quantity, value, or status

ranch

farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

lash

a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

embark

go on board

obstinate

marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

beef

meat from an adult domestic bovine

deity

a supernatural being worshipped as controlling the world

herald

a person who announces important news

latitude

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

benevolent

showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding

strife

bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

forsake

leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

vile

morally reprehensible

dissent

a difference of opinion

dissent

a difference of opinion

excursion

a journey taken for pleasure

grumble

make complaining remarks or noises under one’s breath

grumble

make complaining remarks or noises under one’s breath

grumble

make complaining remarks or noises under one’s breath

bust

a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

fret

be agitated or irritated

extinguish

put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

indulgence

the act of gratifying a desire

assuming

excessively forward or presumptuous

detest

dislike intensely

slack

not tense or taut

wistful

showing pensive sadness

ballot

a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting

apprentice

someone who works for an expert to learn a trade

tinge

color lightly

mutiny

open rebellion against constituted authority

celestial

relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

exasperate

make furious

exasperate

make furious

exasperate

make furious

wary

marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

sanctuary

a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

glee

great merriment

blot

a blemish made by dirt

deride

treat or speak of with contempt

acquiesce

agree or express agreement

steadfast

marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable

usurp

seize and take control without authority

grope

feel about uncertainly or blindly

ascent

a movement upward

ingenuity

the power of creative imagination

defile

make dirty or spotty

imminent

close in time; about to occur

coup

a sudden and decisive change of government by force

battered

damaged by blows or hard usage

gush

flow forth in a sudden stream or jet

relinquish

turn away from; give up

wield

handle effectively

bail

money forfeited if the accused fails to appear in court

impulsive

without forethought

wrench

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

lynch

kill without legal sanction

stark

severely simple

confiscate

take temporary possession of a security by legal authority

confiscate

take temporary possession of a security by legal authority

frenzy

state of violent mental agitation

boon

something that is desirable, favorable, or beneficial

scourge

something causing misery or death

stipulate

make an express demand or provision in an agreement

redemption

the act of purchasing back something previously sold

discredit

the state of being held in low esteem

commemorate

call to remembrance

commemorate

call to remembrance

surmise

infer from incomplete evidence

recourse

act of turning to for assistance

purge

rid of impurities

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

incumbent

necessary as a duty or responsibility; morally binding

sojourn

a temporary stay

bigot

a prejudiced person who is intolerant of differing opinions

beget

generate children

scant

less than the correct or legal or full amount

totter

move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

cult

a system of religious beliefs and rituals

cult

a system of religious beliefs and rituals

malady

impairment of normal physiological function

staple

material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing

idolatry

the worship of idols or images that are not God

capitulate

surrender under agreed conditions

colossal

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

canny

showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

wager

the act of gambling

wager

the act of gambling

grapple

work hard to come to terms with or deal with something

prowess

a superior skill learned by study and practice

fleeting

lasting for a markedly brief time

assimilate

make alike

dole

a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

dole

a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

clamour

utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

encroach

advance beyond the usual limit

ascetic

someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

hallow

render holy by means of religious rites

sumptuous

rich and superior in quality

poignant

keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

austerity

self-denial, especially refraining from worldly pleasures

latent

potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

latent

potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

secede

withdraw from an organization or polity

apathy

an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

ignominy

a state of dishonor

parch

cause to wither from exposure to heat

inexorable

not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

compassionate

showing or having sympathy for another’s suffering

arduous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

arduous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

barter

exchange goods without involving money

expound

add details, as to an account or idea

expound

add details, as to an account or idea

waft

a long flag; often tapering

waft

a long flag; often tapering

subvert

destroy completely

trudge

walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

prejudiced

showing bias or bigotry or influenced by preconceived ideas

impoverish

make poor

hobble

walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

protracted

relatively long in duration

reticent

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

transient

lasting a very short time

topple

fall down, as if collapsing

espouse

choose and follow a theory, idea, policy, etc.

eulogy

a formal expression of praise for someone who has died

contingency

the state of being dependent on something

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

enliven

make lively

uncanny

surpassing the ordinary or normal

monastic

of communal life sequestered under religious vows

empower

give or delegate power or authority to

simmer

boil slowly at low temperature

simmer

boil slowly at low temperature

impunity

exemption from punishment or loss

panorama

the visual perception of a region

flounder

walk with great difficulty

seethe

foam as if boiling

conflagration

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

hapless

unfortunate and deserving pity

profligate

unrestrained by convention or morality

appalled

struck with fear, dread, or consternation

jostle

make one’s way by pushing or shoving

banter

light teasing repartee

dissuade

turn away from by persuasion

dissuade

turn away from by persuasion

impersonal

not relating to or responsive to individuals

sprightly

full of spirit and vitality

sprightly

full of spirit and vitality

disparage

express a negative opinion of

antipathy

a feeling of intense dislike

lax

without rigor or strictness

blemish

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

callous

emotionally hardened

inculcate

teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

infidelity

the quality of being unfaithful

tardy

after the expected or usual time

spurt

gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

contagious

capable of being transmitted by infection

thrifty

mindful of the future in spending money

predicament

an unpleasant or difficult situation

veer

turn sharply; change direction abruptly

despotic

having the characteristics of a tyrannical ruler

tenet

a religious doctrine proclaimed as true without proof

tenet

a religious doctrine proclaimed as true without proof

tenet

a religious doctrine proclaimed as true without proof

retract

formally reject or disavow

prosaic

lacking wit or imagination

reverberate

ring or echo with sound

gratuitous

unnecessary and unwarranted

gratuitous

unnecessary and unwarranted

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

reminiscent

serving to bring to mind

withering

any weakening or degeneration

withering

any weakening or degeneration

dormant

inactive but capable of becoming active

wry

humorously sarcastic or mocking

rebuff

a deliberate discourteous act

repression

control by holding down

repression

control by holding down

palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

cognizant

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

amnesty

a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

revile

spread negative information about

antidote

a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

lineage

the kinship relation between an individual and progenitors

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

murky

clouded as with sediment

bountiful

producing in abundance

unruly

unable to be governed or controlled

quenched

allayed

ire

anger or hostility toward some real or supposed grievance

forestall

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

satiable

capable of being sated

satiable

capable of being sated

insatiable

impossible to satisfy

perturbed

thrown into a state of agitated confusion

quirk

a strange attitude or habit

irksome

tedious or irritating

dejection

a state of melancholy depression

dejection

a state of melancholy depression

reticence

the trait of being uncommunicative

drudgery

hard, monotonous, routine work

spurious

plausible but false

obsequious

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

mosaic

design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

abet

assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

insipid

lacking interest or significance or impact

insipid

lacking interest or significance or impact

ubiquity

the state of being everywhere at once

antithesis

exact opposite

absolution

formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in penance

moulder

break down

lumbering

slow and laborious because of weight

replete

filled to satisfaction with food or drink

jarring

making or causing a harsh and irritating sound

jarring

making or causing a harsh and irritating sound

ameliorate

make better

routinely

according to established practice

deflate

release contained air or gas from

miscreant

a person without moral scruples

liaison

a means of communication between groups

oligarchy

a political system governed by a few people

predominantly

much greater in number or influence

behest

an authoritative command or request

Revelation

the last book of the New Testament

glut

supply with an excess of

infiltrate

pass through an enemy line in a military conflict

quip

a witty saying

platitude

a trite or obvious remark

celibacy

abstaining from sexual relations

altruism

the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

bereavement

state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

acquittal

a judgment of not guilty

prima

indicating the most important performer or role

orifice

an opening, especially one that opens into a bodily cavity

orifice

an opening, especially one that opens into a bodily cavity

contentious

showing an inclination to disagree

adulate

flatter in an obsequious manner

punitive

inflicting punishment

eavesdrop

listen without the speaker’s knowledge

eclectic

selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

decry

express strong disapproval of

subversive

in opposition to an established system or government

succinct

briefly giving the gist of something

embroil

force into some kind of situation or course of action

spendthrift

someone who spends money freely or wastefully

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

cauldron

a very large pot that is used for boiling

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

fallout

radioactive particles that settle after a nuclear explosion

evanescent

tending to vanish like vapor

cohesion

the state of sticking together

camouflage

an outward semblance misrepresenting the nature of something

immersion

the act of wetting something by submerging it

paragon

a perfect embodiment of a concept

alibi

proof that someone accused of a crime could not have done it

deranged

driven insane

finesse

subtly skillful handling of a situation

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity

fester

ripen and generate pus

fester

ripen and generate pus

muddled

confused and vague; used especially of thinking

pander

yield to; give satisfaction to

apartheid

a social policy of racial segregation

botch

make a mess of, destroy, or ruin

amicably

in a friendly manner

detractor

one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

detractor

one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

disgruntle

put into a bad mood or into bad humour

nagging

continually complaining or faultfinding

quixotic

not sensible about practical matters

exacerbate

make worse

heyday

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

temperamental

subject to sharply varying moods

burgeon

grow and flourish

burgeon

grow and flourish

burgeon

grow and flourish

burgeon

grow and flourish

lampoon

ridicule with satire

apocalypse

a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the powers of evil

innocuous

not injurious to physical or mental health

penchant

a strong liking

derogatory

expressive of low opinion

plaudits

enthusiastic approval

lousy

very bad

gyrate

revolve quickly and repeatedly around an axis

erudite

having or showing profound knowledge

guffaw

a burst of loud and hearty laughter

procurement

the act of getting possession of something

shunt

a conductor diverting a fraction of current from a device

teeter

move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

forbearing

showing patience and self-control in difficult circumstances

multifarious

having many aspects

cranky

easily irritated or annoyed

ramshackle

in deplorable condition

searing

severely critical

primacy

the state of being first in importance

seminal

containing seeds of later development

slog

walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

debilitating

impairing strength and vitality

disenchanted

freed from enchantment

eulogize

praise formally and eloquently

disenchantment

freedom from false belief or illusions

malaise

a general feeling of discomfort, uneasiness, or depression

ostracism

the act of excluding someone from society by general consent

interweave

interlace by or as if by weaving

incinerate

become reduced to ashes

impound

take temporary possession of by legal authority

blip

a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

dollop

a soft lump or portion of something, especially food

lambaste

censure severely or angrily

calligraphy

beautiful handwriting

creaky

having a rasping or grating sound

creaky

having a rasping or grating sound

imprimatur

formal and explicit approval

renege

fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

egalitarian

favoring social equality

clobber

defeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

extrapolate

draw from specific cases for more general cases

extrapolate

draw from specific cases for more general cases

utopia

ideally perfect state

stranglehold

a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent’s windpipe

utopian

pertaining to or resembling an ideally perfect state

hidebound

stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded

fallback

to break off a military action with an enemy

spillover

(economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

mercantilism

system increasing a nation’s wealth by government regulation

ascetic

someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

brevity

the attribute of being short or fleeting

subvert

destroy completely

gizmo

a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

ghastly

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

mosaic

design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

heresy

a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion

bail out

remove from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side

conflagration

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

flout

treat with contemptuous disregard

impious

lacking piety or reverence for a god

condone

excuse, overlook, or make allowances for

remit

send in payment

melodrama

a story with characters behaving in an extreme emotional way

totter

move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
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