GMAT RC38 – 96 Words

promise

a verbal commitment agreeing to do something in the future

net

an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together

lose

fail to keep or to maintain

pursue

follow in an effort to capture

locate

determine the place of by searching or examining

shortage

an amount by which something is less than expected

prohibited

forbidden by law

sum

a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

social

living together or enjoying life in communities

restricted

subject to an act of limitation

link

connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

spending

the act of spending or disbursing money

stimulate

cause to act in a specified manner

mouse

small rodent having a pointed snout and small ears

reconcile

come to terms

motor

machine that creates mechanical energy and so imparts motion

reconciled

made compatible or consistent

recognize

perceive to be the same

pose

assume a bearing as for artistic purposes

physicist

a scientist trained in the science of matter and energy

mores

the conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group

wavelength

a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding

monarchy

autocracy governed by a ruler who usually inherits authority

tell

narrate or give a detailed account of

molecule

the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

realistic

aware or expressing awareness of things as they are

specify

be particular about

modification

the act of making something different

photographer

someone who takes photographs professionally

twain

two items of the same kind

wings

a means of flight or ascent

Jefferson

3rd President of the United States

unique

the single one of its kind

undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

teaching

the activities of educating or instructing

suggestion

an idea that is proposed

size

the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)

mill

a facility for manufacturing

isolation

the act of setting something apart from others

symbol

something visible that represents something invisible

teach

impart skills or knowledge to

metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity

meet

come together

missionary

someone sent on an assignment to a foreign country

guideline

a rule that provides direction for appropriate behavior

conviction

an unshakable belief in something without need for proof

inquisitorial

marked by inquisitive interest

fertilizer

any substance used to improve the quality of soil

cone

a shape with a circular base and sides tapering to a point

facilitate

make easier

edited

improved or corrected by critical revision

dwarf

a person who is markedly small

citizenship

membership in a state with rights and duties

dominate

be in control

ability

the quality of having the means or skills to do something

emerge

come out into view, as from concealment

committee

a special group delegated to consider some matter

flipper

the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming

fit

meeting adequate standards for a purpose

house

a dwelling that serves as living quarters for a family

ill

affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

construct

make by combining materials and parts

intergalactic

existing or occuring between collections of star systems

embryo

an animal organism in the early stages of growth

citizen

a native or naturalized member of a state

expand

extend in one or more directions

feed

provide as food

illustrate

depict with a visual representation

confined

being in captivity

fraction

a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

fever

an abnormal rise in the temperature of the body

border

the boundary of a surface

convection

transfer of heat caused by molecular motion in liquid or gas

husband

a male partner in a marriage

barrier

a structure or object that impedes free movement

distinguish

mark as different

introduce

bring something new to an environment

collision

an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object

dispersal

the act of diffusing something

belong

be owned by; be in the possession of

diminished

made to seem smaller or less, especially in worth

assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

channel

a deep and relatively narrow body of water

indenture

formal agreement as to terms of a debt

eject

put out or expel from a place

decide

reach, make, or come to a conclusion about something

founder

a person who establishes some institution

bone

rigid tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

incident

a single distinct event

causal

involving an entity that produces an effect

angle

the space between two lines or planes that intersect

intervention

the act of interposing one thing between or among others

administrator

someone who manages a government agency or department

H

the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet

correspondence

an attribute of a shape or relation

daughter

a female human offspring
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