Every year words get repeated in NMAT Exam, So Here we bring for you previous years words. Memorise them as You will see many words from this list in NMAT Exam:
Last year VOCAB LIST which appeared in NMAT ;
1. cacophony :a harsh discordant mixture of sounds, noise, discord, dissonance, discordance
2. seine :a large net with sinkers on one edge and floats on the other that hangs vertically in
the water and is used to enclose and catch fish
3. ubiquitous : present, appearing, or found everywhere.
4. epicure :a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink
5. surreptitious :kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
6. furtive :attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that
discovery would lead to trouble
7. Follicle: a small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
8. foist :impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.
9. perusal :examine
10. ostensible : stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
11. fetter :a chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles.
12. proclivity :a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
13. Languid = Lacking spirit or liveliness
14. Grandiloquent: pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way
that is intended to impress.
15. Magnanimous: very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less
powerful than oneself.
16. Soporific: tending to induce drowsiness or sleep.
17. LACONIC:- brief, concise, terse.(Asked as synonym-Correct Answer in options->terse)
18. HERALD:- messenger,harbinger(noun) ; impending, sign of something that is about to
19. Parsimonious: very unwilling to spend money or use resources.(adj)
20. perspicacious:having a ready insight into and understanding of things.
21. Larinth : a maze
22. Attrition : the process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained
attack or pressure.
23. Realistic : having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or
24. Parochial : having a limited or narrow outlook or scope.
25. tacit: understood or implied without being stated.
26. discord : disagreement
27. sedulous : (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence.
28. circumlocution :the use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate
attempt to be vague or evasive.
29. spiel – an elaborate or glib speech or story, typically one used a salesperson (synonyms:
speech, line, patter, pitch, sales pitch; monologue, rigmarole, story, saga)
30. Prurient: lustful,salacious
31. tendentious: expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view,
especially a controversial one.
32. Treacherous : guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.
33. Sequestered: (of a place) isolated and hidden away.
34. Supercilious: behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
35. Loquacious: talkative, garrulous, voluble, over-talkative, long-
winded, wordy, verbose,profuse, prolix, effusive, gushing, rambling;communicative;
chatty, gossipy, gossiping, chattering, chattery, babbling,blathering, gibbering; with the gift of
the gab, having kissed the blarney stone, yakking, big- mouthed, gab, gassy, talky; raremultiloquent, multiloquous
36. Petulant: childishly sulky or bad-tempered
37. Castigate: reprimand, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach,scold, r
emonstrate with, berate, take to task, pull up, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give
someone a piece of one’s mind, haul over the coals, lecture, criticize, censure;
38. cock-a-hoop: be boastful
39. beguile :to influence trickery, to take away from cheating or deceiving ,to charm or
divert,to pass (time) pleasantly
40. cognomen :any name, especially a nickname.
41. impugn : to challenge as false (another’s statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon, to
42. credulous :willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate
43. urbane :reflecting elegance, sophistication
44. ostentatious : characterized or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to
45. Deleterious : harmful to human beings, Detrimental
46. Restitute : give or bring back
47. Circumlocution : the use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive.
Synonym: periphrasis, circuitousness, indirectness
48. Soporific : tending to induce drowsiness or sleep.
49. quiescent- in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy
50. asperity – harshness of tone or manner,sharpness.biterness,acrimony
51. plaudit – praise,approval,approbation,congratulation
52. eulogy – a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, especially a
tribute to someone who has just died,speech,panegyric,paean,encomium,tribute,testimonial.
53. debilitate – make weak ( synonym – enervate )
54. Rectitude – uprightness
55. Purloin – Steal, Make off with belongings of others
56. Tenacity – Determined
57. Abettor – ( उकसाने वाला ) encourage, urge
58. taciturn – uncommunicative, a person who speaks less (antonym- garrulous, synonym- reticent)
59. morose – sullen and ill-tempered
60. Wan Meaning : looking sick or pale
Synonym: pale, pallid, ashen
Antonym: flushed, ruddy, bright
61. Casuistry Meaning : a resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine
Synonym: chicanery,deception, trickery, equivocation, evasion, sophistry(sophism), specious, fallacy
Antonym: certainity, surity, fact, reality, trut
62.. Egregious Meaning : extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant
Synonym: gross, outrageous, notorious, shocking
Antonym: tolerable, moderate, minor, unnoticeable, little
63. Vindicate Meaning : clear (someone) of blame or suspicion/justfy/authenticate
Synonym: acquit, absolve, confute, shield, exonerate, exculpate
Antonym: convict, blame, incriminate, accused
64. Adumbrate Meaning : to suggest, disclose, or outline partially adumbrate a
Synonym: augur, indicate, foretell, suggest, obscure
65. Adulate Meaning : praise (someone) excessively
Synonym: praise, fawn, worship, approbation, apple-polish
Antonym: criticise, complain, insult, slander, blame
66. vitiate Meaning : spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of
deny, negate, annul, annihilate, recant
Antonym: schedule, set-up
67. conundrum Meaning : a confusing and difficult problem or question
Synonym: puzzlement, enigma, riddle, quandry, dilemma
Antonym: understanding, known
68. profligate Meaning : recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of
Synonym: spendthrift, thriftless, improvident, reckless, imprudent
Antonym: thrifty, frugal
69. maverick Meaning : an unorthodox or independent-minded person
Synonym: non-conformist, individualist, eccentric, trendsetter, unconventional, bohemian,
Antonym: conformist, conventional, orthodox
70. cantankerous Meaning : bad-tempered, argumentative, and
Synonym: fractious, grumpy, irrascible, choleric, disagreeable,
Antonym: good-natured, affable
71. Gaucherie meaning:
awkward or unsophisticated ways
Synonym: unsophisticated, goof-up, indiscretion, gaff, foul-up,
blunder, misconduct, indecorum
Antonym: correctness, propriety, suitableness,
72. Scald Meaning : A type of burn injury caused hot gases or
Synonym: burn, scorch, sear, cauterize, criticize
Antonym: extinguish, quench, smother, cool
73. Guile Synonym: cunning, artful, ingenuity, deceive, shrewdness
Antonym: artless, honesty, candour
74. Punctilious Meaning : giving great attention to detail or correct behavior.
Synonym: meticulous, diligent,
precise, perfectionist, conscientious, scrupulous
Antonym: careless, easy-going,
75. Doughty Meaning : intrepid, fearless, resolute, mettlesome,
valiant, determined, dauntless, audacious
Antonym: timid, trepidation, fear, alarmed,
abashed, flinch, flagged, alarmed
76. Promulgate meaning: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
77. Proclaim meaning : announce officially or publicly.
78. Lackadaisical Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination
Synonym: Careless, lazy, indifferent, leizurely, insouciant, blase
Antonym: enthisiastic, excited