Words While Learning for GMAT – 76 Words

spatial

pertaining to the expanse in which things are located

imprecate

wish harm upon; invoke evil

castigate

inflict severe punishment on

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

hiatus

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

dread

fearful expectation or anticipation

petrify

change into stone

ghastly

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

eclectic

selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

indignation

a feeling of righteous anger

nonchalant

marked by blithe unconcern

earnest

characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one’s opinions

jest

activity characterized by good humor

jovial

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

hitchhike

travel by getting free rides from motorists

jettison

throw away, of something encumbering

qualm

uneasiness about the fitness of an action

incognito

without revealing one’s identity

impetuous

characterized by undue haste and lack of thought

fallacious

containing or based on incorrect reasoning

nefarious

extremely wicked

misogyny

hatred of women

ecstatic

feeling great rapture or delight

mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

impenitent

not remorseful

intriguing

capable of arousing interest or curiosity

protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

antagonist

someone who offers opposition

remorse

a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed

condescending

characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance

patronize

provide support for

ditty

a short simple song

unnerving

inspiring fear

vacillating

uncertain in purpose or action

patronizing

characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance

immure

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

pummel

strike, usually with the fist

immolate

kill as a sacrifice, especially by fire

immure

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

prognosis

a prediction of the course of a disease

reprieve

postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal

imperceptible

impossible or difficult to sense

rapt

feeling great delight and interest

reminiscence

a mental impression retained and recalled from the past

crib

take unauthorized (intellectual material)

prudent

marked by sound judgment

exacerbate

make worse

respite

a pause from doing something

exasperate

make furious

placate

cause to be more favorably inclined

enthralled

filled with wonder and delight

conciliate

gain the good will of or cause to be more favorably inclined

excavate

recover through digging

expedient

appropriate to a purpose

acquittal

a judgment of not guilty

vice

a specific form of evildoing

inebriate

make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

conviction

an unshakable belief in something without need for proof

amnesty

a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

frail

physically weak

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

expatiate

add details, as to an account or idea

pragmatist

an adherent of a theory of observable practical consequences

meek

humble in spirit or manner

flab

loose or flaccid body fat

astound

affect with wonder

bewilder

cause to be confused emotionally

regnant

exercising power or authority

scrounge

obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling

throb

pulsate or pound with abnormal force

moron

a person of subnormal intelligence

fixate

pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

exude

release in drops or small quantities

atrophy

a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

veracity

unwillingness to tell lies

veracity

unwillingness to tell lies
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