GMAT RC anm&anthrp – 67 Words

anole

small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color

antenna

one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of insects

ape

any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all

avian

pertaining to or characteristic of birds

bipedalism

the bodily attribute of being bipedal; having two feet

carnivore

a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

caterpillar

a wormlike and often hairy larva of a moth or butterfly

chameleon

lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color

condor

the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere

dinosaur

an extinct terrestrial reptile of the Mesozoic era

fauna

all the animal life in a particular region or period

fledgling

young bird that has just become capable of flying

gorilla

largest anthropoid ape

hamster

short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches

herbivore

any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants

herring

a commercially important fish that is often eaten as food

hippo

massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa

invertebrate

any animal lacking a backbone or notochord

lactation

the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands

larva

the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

leaven

a substance used to produce fermentation in dough

livestock

any animals kept for use or profit

lobster

any of several edible marine crustaceans

mammal

a warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin covered with hair

microbe

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

mosquito

two-winged insect that sucks the blood of humans and animals

moth

typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

neuron

a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

parasite

an animal or plant that lives in or on a host

pelvis

the structure of the skeleton supporting the lower limbs

plankton

aggregate of small organisms that float or drift in water

plasma

the watery fluid in which blood cells are suspended

poultry

flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food

predator

any animal that lives by preying on other animals

prey

animal hunted or caught for food

primate

any placental mammal of the order Primates

quadrupedal

having four feet

raccoon

an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America

reptile

a cold-blooded vertebrate including snakes and lizards

rhinoceros

massive powerful herbivorous odd-toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snout

rodent

relatively small placental mammals

saliva

a clear liquid secreted by glands in the mouth

scavenger

someone who collects things discarded by others

silkworm

the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk

skull

the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

specimen

a bit of tissue or fluid taken for diagnostic purposes

spin

revolve quickly and repeatedly around one’s own axis

squirrel

a kind of tree-dwelling rodent with a long bushy tail

strain

exert much effort or energy

swarm

a group of many things in the air or on the ground

tadpole

a larval frog or toad

vegetarian

someone who eats no meat or fish

vertebrate

animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton

vessel

an object used as a container, especially for liquids

wasp

social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

weevil

any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles

woodpecker

bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

yeast

a single-celled fungus that reproduces asexually

anthropology

science of the origins and social relationships of humans

overlord

a person who has general authority over others

paleolithic

of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age

posterity

all future generations

prehistoric

belonging to or existing before recorded times

sexist

discriminatory on the basis of gender roles

throne

the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.

sovereign

a nation’s ruler usually by hereditary right

hominid

a member of a family of primate mammals that includes humans
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