GMAT-DAY8 – 44 Words

sovereignty

the authority of a state to govern another state

sparse

not dense

spatial

pertaining to the expanse in which things are located

spawn

the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or mollusks

specimen

a bit of tissue or fluid taken for diagnostic purposes

sphere

a round three-dimensional closed surface

spiral

something wound in a continuous series of loops

stagnate

stand still

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

stray

wander from a direct course or at random

strike

deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

stringent

demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

subcontinent

a large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent

substantive

having a firm basis in reality and therefore important

subtle

difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

sulfur

an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

suffrage

a legal right to vote

summit

the top or extreme point of something

supposedly

believed or reputed to be the case

suppress

put down by force or authority

synthesize

combine and form a complex whole

tectonic

pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth’s crust

tenure

the term during which some position is held

terrestrial

of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

theodolite

a surveying instrument for measuring angles

theropod

any of numerous carnivorous dinosaurs of the Triassic to Cretaceous with short forelimbs that walked or ran on strong hind legs

thorough

painstakingly careful and accurate

throughput

output relative to input

tornado

a violently destructive windstorm occurring over land

transcend

go beyond the scope or limits of

transitory

lasting a very short time

tribute

something given or done as an expression of esteem

triumph

a successful ending of a struggle or contest

unilateral

involving only one part or side

vascularize

become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids

vein

a blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart

velocity

distance travelled per unit time

vessel

an object used as a container, especially for liquids

viral

relating to or caused by a virus

virtue

the quality of doing what is right

virtuous

morally excellent

weave

pattern or structure of a fabric

weevil

any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles

wrest

obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
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