GMAT-DAY6 – 40 Words

molecule

the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

molten

reduced to liquid form by heating

morphology

the study of the structure of animals and plants

mutation

a change or alteration in form or qualities

neurotoxin

any toxin that affects neural tissues

nitrogen

a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

niche

a small concavity

noxious

injurious to physical or mental health

nuclear

constituting the core or central part

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

obsolescence

falling into disuse or becoming out of date

obsolete

no longer in use

odor

any property detected by the sense of smell

offspring

the immediate descendants of a person

olfactory

of or relating to the sense of smell

oppression

the act of subjugating by cruelty

overlook

have a view of something from above

oxide

any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

paradigm

a standard or typical example

parasite

an animal or plant that lives in or on a host

pastureland

a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

patriarchal

of a social organization with the male as the head

paucity

an insufficient quantity or number

peculiar

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

pelvis

the structure of the skeleton supporting the lower limbs

pervasive

spreading or spread throughout

pheromone

a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species

pigment

dry coloring material

pit

a sizeable hole, usually in the ground

pivotal

being of crucial importance

plague

any large-scale calamity

plausible

apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

plume

the feather of a bird

polar

of or existing within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles

pole

a long rod of wood, metal, or plastic

pond

a small lake

portray

represent abstractly, for example in a painting

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

precedent

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences
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