GMAT RC29 – 94 Words

distinctive

of a feature that helps to identify a person or thing

design

the act of working out the form of something

availability

the quality of being at hand when needed

collective

done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

autonomy

political independence

Elizabethan

of or relating to Elizabeth I of England or to the age in which she ruled as queen

distance

the property created by the space between two objects

client

someone who pays for goods or services

accumulation

the act of gathering up

contradict

prove negative; show to be false

exemplify

be characteristic of

enzyme

a complex protein produced by cells that acts as a catalyst

accompany

go or travel along with

environment

the totality of surrounding conditions

introduce

bring something new to an environment

framer

someone who makes frames (as for pictures)

semiarid

somewhat arid

investigate

conduct an inquiry of

museum

a building for collecting and displaying valuable objects

mother

a woman who has given birth to a child

plumage

the covering of feathers on a bird

strike

deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

vegetation

the process of growth in plants

moral

concerned with principles of right and wrong

satellite

any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

tried

tested and proved to be reliable

point

a distinguishing or individuating characteristic

reflection

the phenomenon of a propagating wave being thrown back

Nevelson

United States sculptor (born in Russia) known for massive shapes of painted wood (1899-1988)

strengthened

given added strength or support

unusually

to a remarkable degree or extent

secular

someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

stimulus

any information or event that acts to arouse action

ratio

relation with respect to comparative quantity or magnitude

misunderstood

wrongly understood

sand

a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

linguist

a specialist in the study of language

quote

repeat a passage from

sign

a visible clue that something has happened or is present

surface

the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer

unified

formed or united into a whole

usefulness

the quality of being of practical use

million

the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros

juror

a member of a group that delivers a verdict at a trial

threat

declaration of an intention to inflict harm on another

item

a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group

invest

lay out money or resources in an enterprise

regulate

bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage

procedure

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

vast

unusually great in size or amount or extent or scope

thousand

the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

satisfaction

the state of being gratified

parliament

a legislative assembly in certain countries

motivation

psychological feature arousing action toward a desired goal

metabolism

the organic processes that are necessary for life

treat

subject to a process with the aim of readying for a purpose

textile

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting fibers

painted

coated with paint

polarity

a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies

reserve

hold back or set aside, especially for future use

nutrient

any substance that can be metabolized to give energy

Scott

British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)

uniform

clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a group

winter

the coldest season of the year

meaning

the message that is intended or expressed or signified

planet

a celestial body that revolves around the sun

vary

become different in some particular way

substantive

having a firm basis in reality and therefore important

transmitted

occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

kingdom

the domain ruled by a monarch

preference

the right or chance to choose

vigilant

carefully observant or attentive

organize

arrange by systematic planning and united effort

vocabulary

a language user’s knowledge of words

unity

an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

version

something a little different from others of the same type

steps

the course along which a person has walked or is walking in

jury

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

willing

the act of making a choice

suffer

undergo or be subjected to

shortcoming

a failing or deficiency

manufacturer

someone who constructs or produces something

Pseudomonas

type genus of the family Pseudomonodaceae

predator

any animal that lives by preying on other animals

reproduce

make a copy or equivalent of

rhythm

an interval during which a recurring sequence occurs

maintain

keep in a certain state, position, or activity

official

of or relating to a place of business

cohesion

the state of sticking together

allow

make it possible for something to happen

abuse

cruel or inhumane treatment

continue

keep or maintain in unaltered condition

Homer

ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)

extinction

the state of being no longer in existence
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