GMAT RC39 – 95 Words

ask

make a request or demand for something to somebody

base

lowest support of a structure

illustration

a visual representation to make a subject easy to understand

declare

state emphatically and authoritatively

defensive

an attitude of excessive sensitivity to criticism

infrared

having or employing wavelengths longer than light but shorter than radio waves; lying outside the visible spectrum at its red end

agency

the state of being in action or exerting power

dark

devoid of or deficient in light or brightness

insistence

the act of insisting on something

duplicate

a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

hire

engage or hire for work

automation

the act of implementing the control of equipment

balanced

being in a state of proper equilibrium

behavior

the way a person acts toward other people

channel

a deep and relatively narrow body of water

calorie

unit of heat raising 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade

alteration

the act of revising

curriculum

an integrated course of academic studies

compensate

make amends for

elite

a group or class of persons enjoying superior status

earthquake

vibration from underground movement along a fault plane

illusion

an erroneous mental representation

diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range

consider

think about carefully; weigh

freshwater

water that is not salty

flower

reproductive organ of plants especially if showy or colorful

draft

a current of air

capture

seize as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

buying

the act of buying

eliminate

end, take out, or do away with

Eisenstein

Russian film maker who pioneered the use of montage and is considered among the most influential film makers in the history of motion pictures (1898-1948)

chance

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon

alliance

the state of being confederated

disregard

lack of attention and due care

ineffective

not producing an intended consequence

brachiopod

marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide

hardly

almost not

buyer

a person who buys

arrival

the act of coming to a certain place

alcoholic

characteristic of or containing volatile hydroxyl compounds

active

characterized by energetic movement

incidence

the relative frequency of occurrence of something

devastating

wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

facing

an ornamental coating to a building

depleted

no longer sufficient

faulty

having a defect

happen

come to pass

instability

a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium

fire

the process of combustion of inflammable materials

compact

closely and firmly united or packed together

cooperative

involving the joint activity of two or more

hypercholesterolemia

the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis

cooperation

the practice of working together on a common enterprise

financing

the act of funding

closed

not open

getting

the act of acquiring something

complete

having all necessary qualities

food

any substance that can be metabolized by an animal

invention

the act of making something new

identification

the act of designating something

flaw

an imperfection in an object or machine

destroy

do away with; cause the ruin or undoing of

climate

the weather in some location averaged over a period of time

donor

a person who makes a gift of money, property, etc.

complement

something added to embellish or make perfect

differential

a quality that distinguishes between similar things

flatfish

any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side

bring

take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

emit

give off, send forth, or discharge

characterize

be typical of

feudal

relating to a system where vassals are protected by lords

brightness

the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

departure

the act of leaving

excavation

the act of digging

calculate

make a mathematical computation

inconsistency

the quality of lacking a harmonious uniformity among parts

coming

of the relatively near future

classification

the basic cognitive process of arranging into categories

deeply

to a great depth;far down

Chaucer

English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales

comedy

a humorous incident or series of incidents

fashion

the latest and most admired style in clothes or behavior

deny

declare untrue; contradict

depend

be contingent upon

seven

the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one

persistence

continuing or repeating behavior

wish

an expression of some desire or inclination

minimize

make small or insignificant

taxation

imposition of charges against a citizen’s person or property

unicellular

having a single basic functional unit, of an organism

seal

fastener consisting of a resin that is plastic when warm

transportation

the act of moving something from one location to another

socialist

advocating the state ownership of industry

symphony

a long and complex sonata for an orchestra

leaving

the act of departing
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