GMAT RC14 – 99 Words

Griffith

United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)

comparison

the act of examining resemblances

desire

the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

burn

destroy by fire

difficulty

an effort that is inconvenient

Beethoven

German composer of instrumental music

house

a dwelling that serves as living quarters for a family

achieve

gain with effort

get

come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

decrease

a change downward

function

what something is used for

leading

going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

skill

an ability that has been acquired by training

soil

material in the top layer of the surface of the earth

secondary

being of second rank or importance or value

mechanical

using tools or devices

said

being the one previously mentioned or spoken of

predator

any animal that lives by preying on other animals

rich

possessing material wealth

view

the visual percept of a region

survive

continue in existence after

musician

someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)

stable

resistant to change of position or condition

man

an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

stability

the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast

keep

continue a certain state, condition, or activity

ragtime

music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

somewhat

to a small degree or extent

claw

sharp curved horny process on the toe of some animals

entrepreneur

someone who organizes a business venture

greatest

highest in quality

charge

assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

instrument

the means whereby some act is accomplished

aggression

a disposition to behave forcefully and energetically

encourage

inspire with confidence

division

the act of partitioning

frontier

a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

error

a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance

damage

the occurrence of a change for the worse

amino

pertaining to or containing any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen derived from ammonia

colonist

one who settles or establishes a settlement in a new region

doubt

the state of being unsure of something

conceivably

within the realm of possibility

antibody

a protein that produces an immune response

building

the act of constructing something

accretion

an increase by natural growth or addition

carry

physically move while supporting, by vehicle, hands, or body

charged

of a particle or body or system

educational

relating to the process of instruction

contribution

a voluntary gift made to some worthwhile cause

minor

inferior in number or size or amount

physics

the science of matter and energy and their interactions

ultimately

as the end result of a succession or process

reveal

make visible

Venetian

of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people

supply

circulate or distribute or equip with

latter

the second of two or the second mentioned of two

search

look or seek

wide

having great extent from one side to the other

radical

far beyond the norm

offer

present for acceptance or rejection

speed

a rate at which something happens

newly

very recently

specifically

in distinction from others

Mexico

a republic in southern North America

virtue

the quality of doing what is right

seek

try to locate, discover, or establish the existence of

process

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

play

engage in recreational activities rather than work

archaeological

related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology

crude

belonging to an early stage of technical development

excess

the state of being more than full

hypothesis

a tentative insight that is not yet verified or tested

integrated

formed or united into a whole

fail

be unable

continuous

moving in time or space without interruption

depend

be contingent upon

component

one of the individual parts making up a larger entity

fluid

continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow

being

the state or fact of existing

one

smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

five

the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

contrasting

strikingly different

bring

take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

dominate

be in control

book

an object consisting of a number of pages bound together

fossil

the remains of a plant or animal from a past geological age

improve

to make better

gradual

proceeding in small stages

look

perceive with attention; direct one’s gaze towards

successfully

in a manner marked by a favorable outcome

jury

a body of citizens sworn to give a verdict in a court of law

virtually

in essence or effect but not in fact

maintain

keep in a certain state, position, or activity

produce

bring forth or yield

limit

as far as something can go

survival

the state of remaining alive

tissue

part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells

read

look at and say out loud something written or printed
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