GMAT RC 2 – 85 Words

foraging

the act of searching for food and provisions

kinship

relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

espionage

the systematic use of spies to obtain secrets

plummet

drop sharply

mythic

relating to or having the nature of myth

seamstress

someone who makes or mends clothes

guild

a formal association of people with similar interests

resent

feel bitter or indignant about

ascension

a movement upward

clan

group of people related by blood or marriage

diminution

change toward something smaller or lower

virulent

extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

stooge

a victim of ridicule or pranks

indignant

angered at something unjust or wrong

clavicle

bone linking the scapula and sternum

episodic

divided into or composed of distinct scenes or events

akin

related by blood

cupidity

extreme greed for material wealth

status quo

the existing state of affairs

ante

the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

manic

affected with or marked by frenzy uncontrolled by reason

sterile

incapable of reproducing

disenfranchised

deprived of the rights of citizenship, as the right to vote

legend

a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

mythology

the body of stories associated with a culture or institution

amorousness

a feeling of love or fondness

underscore

give extra weight to

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail

prejudice

a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue

pedagogical

relating to the study of teaching

canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture

fathomable

(of depth) capable of being sounded or measured for depth

blip

a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

syntactic

of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax

semantic

of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning

preponderance

exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight

exodus

a journey by a group to escape from a hostile environment

entice

provoke someone to do something through persuasion

prevalent

most frequent or common

obsolescence

falling into disuse or becoming out of date

artisan

a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

embark

go on board

integrity

an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

impeding

preventing movement

defray

bear the expenses of

reconcile

come to terms

trait

a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

apprentice

someone who works for an expert to learn a trade

proliferate

grow rapidly

paradigm

a standard or typical example

vector

a quantity that has magnitude and direction

obliteration

destruction by annihilating something

impede

be a hindrance or obstacle to

imbue

spread or diffuse through

erroneously

in a mistaken manner

serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

agnostic

a person who claims the existence of God is unknowable

novelty

originality by virtue of being refreshingly new

eschew

avoid and stay away from deliberately

ramification

a consequence, especially one that causes complications

enduring

unceasing

rhetoric

study of the technique for using language effectively

surrogate

someone or something that takes the place of another

cue

a reminder for some action or speech

unsound

not in good condition; damaged or decayed

corpus

a collection of writings

arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

tend

have a disposition to do or be something; be inclined

capsize

overturn accidentally

offset

a compensating equivalent

inoculate

inject or treat with the germ of a disease to render immune

herring

a commercially important fish that is often eaten as food

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

contingent

determined by conditions or circumstances that follow

lobbyist

someone who is employed to persuade how legislators vote

rigor

excessive sternness

anglicize

make English in appearance

anglicize

make English in appearance

lymph

a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels

pathogen

any disease-producing agent

patrilinear

based on or tracing descent through the male line

vanquish

defeat in a competition, race, or conflict

nurture

provide with nourishment

prank

a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
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