GMAT RC26 – 97 Words

cosmic

pertaining to or characteristic of the universe

artificial

contrived by art rather than nature

empiricism

the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

classic

of recognized authority or excellence

danger

the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury

inference

drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence

hydrogen

a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe

deliberate

carefully thought out in advance

discriminate

marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions

forward

at or to or toward the front

census

a periodic count of the population

accidental

happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

include

have as a part, be made up out of

electric

using or providing the flow of charge through a conductor

heavy

of comparatively great physical weight or density

apply

employ for a particular purpose

consumption

the act of using something up

glycolysis

a metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP

immune

of the condition in which an organism can resist disease

descendant

a person considered as coming from some ancestor or race

appeal

earnest or urgent request

discover

determine the existence, presence, or fact of

brief

of short duration or distance

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

steadily

at a continuous rate or pace

Turner

English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851)

revised

improved or brought up to date

preceding

existing or coming before

recovery

return to an original state

permit

allow the presence of or allow without opposing

neoclassical

characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style

language

a means of communicating by the use of sounds or symbols

sample

a small part intended as representative of the whole

keeping

the act of retaining something

unionism

the system or principles and theory of labor unions

original

preceding all others in time

synthesize

combine and form a complex whole

unconditional

not qualified by reservations

reveal

make visible

packing

the enclosure of something in a package or box

rely

have confidence or faith in

wavelength

a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding

suggestion

an idea that is proposed

investigate

conduct an inquiry of

maximum

the greatest or most complete or best possible

trademark

a registered symbol identifying a product’s manufacturer

maximize

make as big or large as possible

proper

marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

sufficient

of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement

stave

one of the slats of wood forming sides of a barrel or bucket

organization

a methodical and orderly manner or approach

prevailing

most frequent or common

irrelevant

having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

investigation

an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

store

a mercantile establishment for the sale of goods or services

likelihood

the probability of a specified outcome

lose

fail to keep or to maintain

wish

an expression of some desire or inclination

predominantly

much greater in number or influence

narrative

an account that tells the particulars of an act or event

mechanization

the act of using technology to automate a process or system

picture

a visual representation produced on a surface

meteorite

a stony or metallic object from space that hits the earth

plot

a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

planet

a celestial body that revolves around the sun

Marxist

advocate of the economic and political theories of Karl Marx

settler

a person who resides in a new colony or country

reconcile

come to terms

wave

(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

quotation

a passage or expression that is cited

Kelvin

British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)

rejection

the act of turning something down

maintain

keep in a certain state, position, or activity

terrestrial

of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

purchase

acquire by means of a financial transaction

participate

be involved in

true

consistent with fact or reality; not false

leave

go away from a place

originate

come into existence; take on form or shape

really

in actual fact

plan

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be achieved

severe

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

tropical

relating to part of the Earth’s surface with hot climate

strengthen

make strong or stronger

neurogenesis

the development of nerve tissues

physician

a licensed medical practitioner

offense

a failure to show regard for others

recipient

a person who is sent something

protect

shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

uniform

clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a group

welfare

something that aids or promotes well-being

strategy

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

occultation

one celestial body obscures another

require

have need of

wrong

not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

vent

a hole for the escape of gas, air, or liquid

mathematics

a science dealing with the logic of quantity and arrangement
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