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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Augment: expand, increase, extend
Example: [He would have to find work to augment his income]

Augur: prognosticate, predict, indicate, foretell, promise
Example: [She tends to augur the worst]

Augury:
prophecy or prediction of events
Example: [These sales figures are a good augury for another profitable year]

August:
dignified, noble, venerable awe-inspiring
Example: [the society’s august patron, the former maharaja of Jaipur]

Augustinian:
Pertaining to St. Augustine his doctrines or the religious orders called after him.

Aura:
emanation atmosphere
Example: [an aura of mystery]

Aural:
Of or pertaining to the ear.

Aureole:
halo sun’s corona
Example: [many medieval paintings depict saintly characters with aureoles around their heads]

Auricle:
outer part of the ear, cavity of the heart
Example: [The auricle may contract twice as often as the ventricle, and the pulse may be regular or markedly irregular]

Auricular:
Of or pertaining to the ear its auricle or the sense of hearing.

Auriferous:
having gold as a component, gold-bearing, containing gold
Example: [the auriferous gravels of California]

Aurora:
A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.

Auroral:
pertaining to the aurora borealis
Example: [auroral display]

Auscultation:
act of listening to the heart or lungs to discover abnormalities
Example: [the science of auscultation was enhanced with the development of the stethoscope]

Auspice:
favoring protecting or propitious influence or guidance.

Auspicious:
promising favorable
Example: [auspicious start]

Austere:
strict, stern, harsh, unadorned, Spartan
Example: [an austere room]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Austerity: quality of being self disciplined
Example: [austerity measures]

Autarchy:
Unrestricted power.

Authentic:
real or true
Example: [authentic painting]

Authenticate:
confirm, to prove that something is true or genuine, verify, validate
Example: [Living artists have not been included since they or their dealers can be expected to authenticate their work]

Authenticity:
The state or quality of being genuine or of the origin and authorship claimed.

Authoritarian:
extremely strict, dictator, bossy
Example: [authoritarian leader]

Authoritative:
official authentic
Example: [an authoritative guide]

Authorize:
sanction grant
Example: [Who authorized this expenditure?]

Autobiography:
The story of one’s life written by himself.

Autocracy:
Absolute government.

Autocrat:
dictator or a high ranking government officer

Automaton:
robot
Example: [I do the same route to work every day, like an automaton]

Autonomous:
separate, Self-governing, independent
Example: [an autonomous university]

Autonomy:
independence, freedom, sovereignty
Example: [to earn autonomy]

Autopsy:
examination of a dead body by dissection
Example: [They performed an autopsy]

Autumnal:
Of or pertaining to autumn.

Auxiliary:
supplementary, secondary, reserve
Example: [an auxiliary nurse]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Avail: assistance
Example: [Employees should avail themselves of the opportunity]

Avalanche:
The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope often bearing with it rock.

Avant Garde:
vanguard
Example: [avantgarde art]

Avarice:
greed
Example: [Her business empire brought her wealth beyond the dreams of avarice]

Avariciousness:
cupidity, excessive greed
Example: [It was then too late to restrain their cruelty, their avariciousness, or their licentiousness]

Avatar:
incarnation
Example: [Sri Krishna is an avatar]

Avenge:
to take revenge or retaliate
Example: [He swore he would avenge his brother’s death]

Aver:
to declare to be true
Example: [The lawyer averred her client’s innocence]

Averse:
reluctant, loath, being disinclined towards something
Example: [the actor was not averse to giving interviews]

Aversion:
intense dislike
Example: [an aversion to something]

Avert:
turn away
Example: [He announced yesterday that almost 100 tonnes of food would have to be sourced to avert the threat of hunger in the affected areas]

Aviary:
cage where birds are kept
Example: [the zoo had an aviary]

Avid:
enthusiastic
Example: [an avid cricket fan]

Avidity:
Greediness.

Avocation:
hobby
Example: [I am a rocket scientist, but music is my avocation]

Avow:
declare
Example: [He avowed that he regretted what he had done]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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