GMAT RC22 – 100 Words

becoming

displaying or setting off to best advantage

habitat

the type of environment in which an organism normally lives

carnivore

a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

adopt

take into one’s family

battle

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces

civilization

a society in an advanced state of social development

identify

recognize as being

bug

general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

bank

financial institution that accepts deposits and lends money

female

of the sex that produces eggs from which offspring develop

focus

the concentration of attention or energy on something

felt

a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers

find

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

emerge

come out into view, as from concealment

Cancer

a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere

clarify

make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

dispute

the act of coming into conflict

chronology

an arrangement of events in time

canary

any of several small Old World finches

chemistry

the science of matter

deal

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

divide

a serious disagreement between two groups of people

call

utter a sudden loud cry

crisis

a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something

atom

the smallest component of an element

drug

a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

impressionist

relating to or characteristic of Impressionism

body

an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass

globular

having the shape of a sphere or ball

blooded

of unmixed ancestry

association

a formal organization of people or groups of people

code

a set of rules or principles or laws

impulse

an impelling force or strength

closer

(comparative of `near’ or `close’) within a shorter distance

dynamics

mechanics concerned with forces that cause motions of bodies

eastern

lying toward or situated in the east

gospel

the written body of teachings accepted by a religious group

influential

having or exercising power

critique

appraise or judge in an analytical way

ethnicity

an affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

applicable

having relevance

doctrine

a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school

confirm

strengthen

high

being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation

Harris

United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus

criticize

point out real or perceived flaws

center

an area that is in the middle of some larger region

technique

a practical method or art applied to some particular task

selling

the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money

task

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

pterosaur

an extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a bird-like beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb

proposal

the act of making a suggestion

philosophical

relating to the investigation of existence and knowledge

liquid

fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

Wilson

American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)

relief

the act of reducing something unpleasant

legislative

relating to a lawmaking assembly

reason

a logical motive for a belief or action

rain

water falling in drops from vapor in the atmosphere

ridge

a long narrow natural elevation or striation

perception

the process of becoming aware through the senses

train

educate for a future role or function

modify

cause to change; make different

review

look at again; examine again

learn

gain knowledge or skills

mangrove

a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building

slow

not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

investment

laying out money or capital in an enterprise

modified

changed in form or character

kept

not violated or disregarded

slight

small in quantity or degree

reef

a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the water’s surface

otherwise

in another and different manner

methodology

the techniques followed in a particular discipline

refer

make a remark that calls attention to

spread

distribute or disperse widely

salt

white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

Shaw

British playwright ; founder of the Fabian Society

neuron

a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

offspring

the immediate descendants of a person

poetic

of or relating to verse, or literature in metrical form

subtle

difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

minimum

the smallest possible quantity

mental

involving the mind or an intellectual process

unemployed

not engaged in a gainful occupation

religion

a strong belief in supernatural powers that control destiny

orbit

the path of a celestial body in its revolution about another

occurrence

an instance of something happening

protect

shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

mediated

acting or brought about through an intervening agency

tie

fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

mechanics

the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies

propose

present for consideration, examination, or criticism

possess

have ownership of

precisely

in a sharply exact manner

formulate

prepare according to instructions

concrete

capable of being perceived by the senses

control

power to direct or determine

dumping

selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market

fear

an emotion in anticipation of some specific pain or danger
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