GMAT List 10 Biology Military & Religion – 65 Words

amino acid

organic compounds containing an amino group and acid group

anatomy

the study of the structure of animals

ankle

a gliding joint between the tibia and fibula

antibiotic

a substance used to kill microorganisms and cure infections

antidote

a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

appendix

a small sac attached to the large intestines of some animals

bacteria

single-celled organisms that can cause disease

biofeedback

a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them

biological

pertaining to life and living things

biota

all the plant and animal life of a particular region

bloodstream

the blood flowing through the circulatory system

bronchial

relating to or associated with the bronchi

carcass

the dead body of an animal

chordate

of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata

chromosome

a threadlike strand of DNA that carries genes

clavicle

bone linking the scapula and sternum

crest

the top or extreme point of something

cytology

the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

cytoplasm

the substance inside a cell, not including the nucleus

embryo

an animal organism in the early stages of growth

enzyme

a complex protein produced by cells that acts as a catalyst

fetal

of or relating to a fetus

fossil

the remains of a plant or animal from a past geological age

fungus

an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

gene

part of DNA controlling physical characteristics and growth

genetic

relating to the study of heredity and variation in organisms

gland

any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

hereditary

occurring among people descended from a common ancestor

admiral

the supreme commander of a fleet

ammunition

projectiles to be fired from a gun

array

an impressive display

battalion

an army unit consisting of a headquarters and companies

demobilization

act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops

enlist

join the military

fortress

a fortified defensive structure

levy

impose and collect

maneuver

a military training exercise

martial

suggesting war or military life

militant

engaged in war

missile

a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a target

nuclear

constituting the core or central part

recruit

cause to assemble or enlist in the military

regiment

army unit smaller than a division

samurai

feudal Japanese military aristocracy

sheathe

enclose with a protective covering

sniper

a marksman who shoots from a concealed place

strategic

relating to an elaborate and systematic plan of action

strategy

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

wage

something that remunerates

warrior

someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

defensive

an attitude of excessive sensitivity to criticism

baptism

a sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

Buddha

founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)

cult

a system of religious beliefs and rituals

divine

a clergyman or other person in religious orders

doctrine

a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school

dogma

a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

Islam

the monotheistic religious system of Muslims

mosque

a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret

mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

parable

a short moral story

parish

a local church community

puritan

someone who adheres to strict religious principles

religious

having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity

secular

someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
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