GMAT OG RC – part one – 131 Words

thrive

make steady progress

predestine employees
oriented

adjusted or located in relation to surroundings

viable investment
predominantly

much greater in number or influence

curtail women’s participation in the business
predestine

decree or determine beforehand

rearing calves
viable

capable of life or normal growth and development

women lost initiative
integrated

formed or united into a whole

A man appropriated all of the money from his wife’s cheese sales.
prevailing

most frequent or common

discredited scholarly position
erode

remove soil or rock

counter the prevailing view
confront

oppose, as in hostility or a competition

prior to
abide

dwell

inhibitor 抑制剂
instill

impart gradually

exert their effects
as such

with respect to its inherent nature

reveal some of the assumptions underlying their theory
deviation

a variation from the standard or norm

women’s emancipation in Western societies
mentor

a wise and trusted guide and advisor

women’s quest for autonomy
constrain

hold back

But worries about pitfalls and mistakes are also widespread.
incentive

a positive motivational influence

endorse

approve of

reconcile

come to terms

revision

the act of altering

capture

seize as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

supplant

take the place or move into the position of

exemplify

be characteristic of

conducive

tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

conflate

mix together different elements

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

diametrically

as from opposite ends of a diameter

implicit

suggested though not directly expressed

deliberately

in a careful unhurried manner

inferential

relating to or having the nature of illation or inference

cognitive

relating to or involving the mental process of knowing

readily

without much difficulty

drawback

the quality of being a hindrance

symbiotic

of organisms living together, especially to mutual advantage

metabolic

of or relating to metabolism

sparse

not dense

herbivore

any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants

deplete

use up, as resources or materials

whirling

the act of rotating in a circle or spiral

analogous

similar or equivalent in some respects

deduce

reason from the general to the particular

restrain

hold back

orbit

the path of a celestial body in its revolution about another

plausible

apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

homeostasis

metabolic equilibrium maintained by biological mechanisms

deprive

take away

vertebrate

animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton

osmotic

of or relating to osmosis

countermeasure

an action taken to offset another action

burrow

a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

excrete

eliminate from the body

reliance

the state of depending on something

renal

of or relating to the kidneys

meteorite

a stony or metallic object from space that hits the earth

terrestrial

of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

microbe

a minute life form ; the term is not in technical use

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

undertake

enter upon an activity or enterprise

zonal

relating to or of the nature of a zone

succession

the action or process of taking over an office or position

accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

paradigm

a standard or typical example

salinity

the relative proportion of salt in a solution

invader

someone who enters by force in order to conquer

exhibit

show; make visible or apparent

unequivocal

admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding

attendant

a person who is present and participates in a meeting

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

rear

the side of an object that is opposite its front

initiative

readiness to embark on bold new ventures

disposal

the act or means of getting rid of something

proceeds

the income or profit arising from a transaction

appropriate

suitable for a particular person, place, or situation

peripheral

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary

arable

capable of being farmed productively

divergent

tending to move apart in different directions

reinvigorate

impart new strength, vitality, or energy

discredit

the state of being held in low esteem

counter

a calculator recording the number of times something happens

venue

the scene of any event or action

prior

earlier in time

instance

an item of information that is typical of a class or group

supersede

take the place or move into the position of

predecessor

one who precedes you in time

subsequent

following in time or order

stimulant

any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

inhibit

limit the range or extent of

prolong

lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

stimulation

the act of arousing an organism to action

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

derivative

a compound obtained from another compound

dislodge

remove or force from a position previously occupied

locomotion

the power or ability to move

exert

put to use

underlying

in the nature of something though not readily apparent

emancipation

freeing someone from the control of another

doctrine

a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school

posit

take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

procreative

producing new life or offspring

quest

the act of searching for something

autonomy

political independence

downplay

understate the importance or quality of

coexist

occur at the same time or place

irreconcilable

impossible to bring into accord

pitfall

an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

underline

draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to

adversary

someone who offers opposition

condemn

express strong disapproval of

familial

relating to a social unit living together

patriarchal

of a social organization with the male as the head

harmonize

bring into accord

predicate

involve as a necessary condition of consequence

blueprint

something intended as a guide for making something else

disruption

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

virtually

in essence or effect but not in fact

acceleration

an increase in rate of change

concise

expressing much in few words

apt

being of striking pertinence

activism

a policy of action to achieve a political or social goal

prefigure

imagine or consider beforehand

course of action

a mode of action

temperance

the trait of avoiding excesses

contend

compete for something

practitioner

someone who carries out a learned profession

nonpartisan

free from party affiliation or bias

disoriented

having lost your bearings

enlisting

the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army

undertake

enter upon an activity or enterprise

ethics

motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

hinder

be an obstacle to

gimmick

any clever maneuver

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent
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