GMAT P – 155 Words

paleolithic

of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age

pallid

deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress

paltry

contemptibly small in amount or size

pamphlet

a small book usually having a paper cover

panacea

hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases

panel

sheet that forms a distinct section of something

paradigm

a standard or typical example

parasite

an animal or plant that lives in or on a host

pare

strip the skin off

parochial

relating to or supported by or located in a parish

partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

patent

a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

pathology

the branch of medical science that studies diseases

patronage

the business given to an establishment by its customers

peak

a V shape

pecuniary

relating to or involving money

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

peer

look searchingly

penalty

the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action

penetrate

pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

penitentiary

a correctional institution for those convicted of crimes

pension

regular payment to allow a person to subsist without working

perceive

become aware of through the senses

perception

the process of becoming aware through the senses

perennial

lasting an indefinitely long time

perfunctory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

perimeter

a line enclosing a plane area

peripheral

on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary

periphery

the outside boundary or surface of something

perish

pass from physical life

permeate

spread or diffuse through

permutation

a complete change in character or condition

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

perpendicular

intersecting at or forming right angles

persecute

cause to suffer

perspiration

salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

pertinent

being of striking appropriateness

pervasive

spreading or spread throughout

perversion

the action of corrupting something

pesticide

a chemical used to kill destructive insects or animals

petition

a formal request that something be submitted to an authority

pharmaceutical

relating to preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines

phony

fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

photosynthesis

synthesis of compounds in plants aided by radiant energy

pigment

dry coloring material

pinnacle

a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

plaintiff

a person who brings an action in a court of law

plaque

a memorial made of brass

plausible

apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

plead

appeal or request earnestly

pliant

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

pliers

a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and serrated jaws

plumb

exactly vertical

plummet

drop sharply

pneumonia

respiratory disease characterized by lung inflammation

poke

thrust abruptly

polarity

a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies

pollen

the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant

pollinate

fertilize by transfering pollen

pompous

puffed up with vanity

porcelain

ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic

posterity

all future generations

potent

having or wielding force or authority

potpourri

a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

precipitation

the falling to earth of any form of water

precipitous

extremely steep

precursor

something indicating the approach of something or someone

predicament

an unpleasant or difficult situation

predisposition

an inclination to interpret statements in a particular way

preface

a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

prejudicial

tending to favor preconceived ideas

premium

having or reflecting superior quality or value

preoccupied

having excessive or compulsive concern with something

preponderance

exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight

prerequisite

something that is needed or obligatory in advance

preservative

tending or having the power to protect or prevent decay

primate

any placental mammal of the order Primates

primer

an introductory textbook

primitive

characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

probe

an exploratory action or expedition

proceeds

the income or profit arising from a transaction

proctor

someone who supervises (an examination)

prodigious

great in size, force, extent, or degree

prodigy

an unusually gifted or intelligent person

proficient

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

profile

an outline of something, especially a face from the side

prohibitive

tending to discourage, especially of prices

proliferate

grow rapidly

promulgate

state or announce

pronounce

speak or utter in a certain way

propensity

a natural inclination

propitious

presenting favorable circumstances

proprietary

protected by trademark or patent or copyright

prosaic

lacking wit or imagination

prospectus

a document that sets forth a plan for a business enterprise

protagonist

the principal character in a work of fiction

protocol

forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by officials

prototype

a standard or typical example

provision

the activity of supplying something

provocative

serving or tending to excite or stimulate

proximity

the property of being close together

prudery

excessive or affected modesty

pry

be nosey

psyche

that which is responsible for one’s thoughts and feelings

psychiatric

relating to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

psychosis

severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost

pulp

any soft or soggy mass

purge

rid of impurities

palm

the inner surface of the hand

phase

any distinct time period in a sequence of events

pint

a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces

platform

a raised horizontal surface

precaution

a measure taken in advance to ward off impending danger

progressive

favoring or promoting modern or innovative ideas

prominent

conspicuous in position or importance

property

something owned

proportion

relation with respect to comparative quantity or magnitude

prospect

the possibility of future success

psychological

mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature

parameter

a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied

pasture

a field covered with grass and suitable for grazing

prairie

a treeless grassy plain

predecessor

one who precedes you in time

prestige

a high standing achieved through success or influence

profound

situated at or extending to great depth

propagation

the act of producing offspring

prose

ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

proton

a stable particle with positive charge

prudent

marked by sound judgment

prosper

make steady progress

publicity

a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea

pyramid

a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides

passbook

a record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks

perk

an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)

pang

a sudden sharp feeling

penitence

remorse for your past conduct

portrayal

any likeness of a person, in any medium

propound

put forward, as of an idea

punitive

inflicting punishment

paraphrase

express the same message in different words

physiological

relating to the study of the functioning of organisms

plasma

the watery fluid in which blood cells are suspended

pointed

having a point

pottery

objects made from clay and baked in a kiln

practitioner

someone who carries out a learned profession

problematic

making great mental demands

punctuation

the use of marks to clarify meaning of written material

parish

a local church community

pelvis

the structure of the skeleton supporting the lower limbs

phosphate

a salt of phosphoric acid

pituitary

of or relating to the pituitary gland

potassium

a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite

prevalence

the quality of being widespread

protoplasm

the substance of a living cell
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