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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

Aggravate: worsen
Example: [his comments aggravated the problem]

Aggravation: exacerbation, worsening, annoyance, irritation, provocation
Example: [The day brought no aggravation of the symptoms; again the night was quiet. We contend that the half-and-half principle has been a source of aggravation [..] it is a source of disagreement among the citizens of Washington and before Congress here for the last 35 years]

Aggregate:
collective mass or sum total
Example: [I got 90% marks aggregate and 95% in Maths]

Aggress:
To make the first attack.

Aggression:
An unprovoked attack.

Aggressor:
attacker

Aggrieve:
distress, to afflict, mistreat
Example: [one aggrieved customer complained]

Aggrieved:
unjustly injured
Example: [He felt aggrieved at not being chosen for the team]

Aghast:
horrified
Example: [He looked at her aghast]

Agile:
well coordinated nimble
Example: [agile child]

Agility:
nimbleness
Example: [the agility of the acrobat amazed the audience]

Agitate:
stir up
Example: [they continued to agitate for social rights]

Agitation:
uneasiness excitement
Example: [the agitation of the mob]

Agnostic:
not knowing whether God exists
Example: [I never believed in God, not even between the ages of six and ten, when I was an agnostic]

Agog:
excited, interested, enthusiastic, eager, impatient
Example: [For the next week the Osbornes were agog with excitement and interest]

Agrarian:
relating to farming or rural matters
Example: [an agrarian society]

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


Ailment: Slight sickness.

Air:
broadcast discuss
Example: [game was aired live]

Airy:
Delicate ethereal.

Akin:
similar, like, alike
Example: [His own grew big with wonder, with something which was not alarm, but akin to it]

Alabaster:
smooth, light white, pale translucent stone
Example: [The unknown had hidden her face in her hands, which were white as alabaster]

Alacrity:
speed, swiftness, eagerness cheerful willingness
Example: [She accepted the money with alacrity]

Albeit:
even if although
Example: [he tried, albeit without success]

Albino:
a person having a deficiency of pigmentation, a person or animal with white hair or fur, milky skin tone, and pink eyes
Example: [an albino mouse]

Alchemist:
transformer, experimenter, practitioner of alchemy (medieval form of chemistry)
Example: [the well-guarded secrets of medieval alchemists]

Alchemy:
chemistry of changing base metals to gold in old ages

Alcoholism:
A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.

Alcove:
a part of the wall of a room or of a garden which is built farther back than the rest of the wall, as for a bed, books, seating, shelving, etc., small recess in a room
Example: [The table was set up in an alcove in his studio]

Alder:
Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus of the oak family.

Alderman:
A member of a municipal legislative body who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.

Aldermanship:
The dignity condition office or term of office of an alderman.

Alias:
assumed name
Example: [Jawaharlal Nehru, alias, Chacha Nehru]

Alibi:
excuse
Example: [an alibi for its own failure]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Alien: One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.

Alienable:
Capable of being aliened or alienated as lands.

Alienate:
antagonize estrange
Example: [to alienate someone]

Alienation:
isolation, estrangement, distancing
Example: [to overcome alienation]

Aliment:
That which nourishes.

Alimentary:
supplying nourishment
Example: [alimentary canal in our body]

Alimony:
the money paid by a man to his wife after their divorce
Example: [This bill is about people using the bankruptcy system to evade paying alimony and child support payments]

Alkali:
Anything that will neutralize an acid as lime magnesia etc.

Allay:
ease, to reassure; to lessen, or soothe
Example: [allay fears]

Allege:
assert without proof
Example: [It was alleged that]

Allegory:
symbolic representation fable
Example: [As I understand it, this isn’t allegory, but literal truth, a prophecy that will someday be realised]

Alleviate:
assuage, lessen, improve partially relieve
Example: [take tablets to alleviate pain]

Alley:
A narrow street garden path walk or the like.

Alliance:
Any combination or union for some common purpose.

Alliteration:
repetition of the same sound
Example: [So, too, do children love the rhyming, chanting, and alliteration of nursery rhymes]

Allocate:
distribute
Example: [allocate work to people]
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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