GMAT RC – 107 Words

purport

have the often specious appearance of being or intending

According to Peavy, one way to minimize the negative consequences should any of that information fall into a competitor’s hands is to impose stronger penalties on any business entity entrusted with such information, should it divulge that information.
preclude

make impossible, especially beforehand

As a company specializing in outsourcing assumes more clients, its legal liability will increase with each company that becomes a client, an effect, he notes, that becomes more conspicuous the more a company diversifies.
contention

the act of competing as for profit or a prize

Malley and Jemson represent those who have focused on the roles of women in countries under colonial power. However, they are atypical in that they attempt to place the specific continent they studied—South East Asia—in a larger, transnational context.
incongruent

not corresponding in character or kind

Additionally, the greater question of how in some cases colonialism not only offered more freedom than did traditional roles (in real estate a woman’s initials were part of the deed) but also limited women’s freedom would have made the discussion more germane to a transnational context.
satiation

the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more

Malley and Jemson represent those who have focused on the roles of women in countries under colonial power. However, they are atypical in that they attempt to place the specific continent they studied—South East Asia—in a larger, transnational context.
foraging

the act of searching for food and provisions

Such colossal impacts would not just gouge out a crater—they would break any monolithic body into pieces.
accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

used to denote a paradoxical, unexpected, or coincidental situation.
” ironically, the rescue craft that saved her was the boat she was helping to pay for”

GMAT Prep – Sentence
The identification of femininity with morality and a belief in the innate moral superiority of women were fundamental to the cult of female domesticity in the nineteenth-century United States. Ironically, this ideology of female benevolence empowered women in the realm of social activism, enabling them to….
putative

purported

tenaciously
dearth

an insufficient quantity or number

When a polygraph test is judged inconclusive, this is
no reflection on the examinee. Rather, such a
judgment means that the test has failed to show
whether the examinee was truthful or untruthful.
Nevertheless, employers will sometimes refuse to
hire a job applicant because of an inconclusive
polygraph test result.
glaring

shining intensely

He performed great exploits
The author intended to provide as accurate report about the Kings’s exploits as possible (GMAT CR 39 OG 15)
furlough

a temporary leave of absence from military duty

…In practice trade unions far more favored entrenched interests…
startling

so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm

The accelerating developments of the civil rights movement following the WW2 exacerbated the trade unions dilemma, forcing trade unionist to confront contradictions in their own practices
precipitous

extremely steep

Ms. Gallis’ response is that her response states one of Mr. Mead’s tacit assumptions (GMAT paper test code 42)
proponent

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

a certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute equally to the total charter cost of $480.
perpetrator

someone who commits wrongdoing

plaintiff

a person who brings an action in a court of law

succumb

consent reluctantly

speculate

reflect deeply on a subject

innate

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

predisposition

an inclination to interpret statements in a particular way

inevitably

in such a manner as could not be otherwise

exert

put to use

presume

take to be the case or to be true

foster

providing nurture though not related by blood or legal ties

deem

judge or regard in a particular way

extraneous

not belonging to that in which it is contained

lacuna

a blank gap or missing part

contentious

showing an inclination to disagree

apprise

inform somebody of something

gloss

the property of being smooth and shiny

divulge

make known to the public information previously kept secret

conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

transnational

involving or operating in several countries

tease

mock or make fun of playfully

germane

relevant and appropriate

atypical

not representative of a group, class, or type

colossal

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

copious

large in number or quantity

gouge

an impression in a surface, as made by a blow

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

unconventional

not conforming to standards

outlaw

a criminal, especially one on the run from police

arraign

accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy

scholarship

profound learned knowledge

conservatism

belief in preserving tradition and opposing radical change

dissent

a difference of opinion

crossroads

a crisis situation when a critical decision must be made

malady

impairment of normal physiological function

ironically

in a manner characterized by incongruity or unexpectedness

incongruity

the quality of disagreeing

confines

a bounded scope

wield

handle effectively

cult

a system of religious beliefs and rituals

benevolence

disposition to do good

cling

hold on tightly or tenaciously

tenacious

stubbornly unyielding

preclude

make impossible, especially beforehand

partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

ingenious

showing inventiveness and skill

rampant

occurring or increasing in an unrestrained way

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity

waning

a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

altruism

the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

treacherous

dangerously unstable and unpredictable

emancipated

free from traditional social restraints

stricken

grievously affected especially by disease

appalling

causing shock, dismay, or horror

consternation

sudden shock or dismay that causes confusion

detrimental

causing harm or injury

upending

turning upside down; setting on end

ungulate

any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically

insinuation

an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

counterintuitive

contrary to what common sense would suggest

countenance

consent to, give permission

prerogative

a right reserved exclusively by a person or group

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

arid

lacking sufficient water or rainfall

refute

overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

confer

present

spate

a sudden forceful flow

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent

gimmick

a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

solidarity

a union of interests or purposes among members of a group

exploit

draw from; make good use of

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

allegiance

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

repudiate

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

entrench

fix firmly or securely

exacerbate

make worse

forged

reproduced fraudulently

commend

present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence

ideological

of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group

phenomenon

any state or process known through the senses

malleable

capable of being shaped or bent

xenophobia

a fear of foreigners or strangers

confound

be confusing or perplexing to

perpetual

continuing forever or indefinitely

palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

vested

fixed and absolute and without contingency

tacit

implied by or inferred from actions or statements

heretofore

up to this point or up to the present time

charter

a contract to hire or lease transportation

smattering

a slight or superficial understanding of a subject

emphatic

spoken with particular stress

overwhelm

overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
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