GMAT RC47 – 92 Words

nucleus

a part of the cell responsible for growth and reproduction

prevent

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

selective

characterized by very careful or fastidious choice

viral

relating to or caused by a virus

rhetorical

relating to using language effectively

perceive

become aware of through the senses

wholesale

the selling of goods to merchants

maximize

make as big or large as possible

pull

apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

presume

take to be the case or to be true

talent

natural abilities or qualities

mark

a distinguishing symbol

nonexistent

not having being or actuality

soldier

an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army

spoken

uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination

parallel

being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting

playback

the act of reproducing recorded sound

summary

a brief statement that presents the main points

pair

a set of two similar things considered as a unit

revealing

showing or making known

refined

cultivated and genteel

widow

a woman whose husband is dead, especially if not remarried

livestock

any animals kept for use or profit

return

go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

salinity

the relative proportion of salt in a solution

overestimate

make too high an approximation of

spider

predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey

legacy

a gift of personal property by will

stock

a supply of something available for future use

necessitate

require as useful, just, or proper

restrictive

serving to limit

slower

more slowly

seeing

having vision, not blind

lab

a workplace for the conduct of scientific research

plane

an unbounded two-dimensional shape

kilometer

a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters

supposedly

believed or reputed to be the case

orb

an object with a spherical shape

whale

any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head

subsistence

a means of surviving

worse

inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability

raw

not treated with heat to prepare it for eating

supposed

required or under orders

opaque

not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy

restraint

the act of controlling by holding someone or something back

memory

the cognitive process whereby past experience is remembered

mysterious

beyond ordinary understanding

melody

a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

pioneer

one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

mutual

common to or shared by two or more parties

sink

fall or descend to a lower place or level

respond

show a reaction to something

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

underlie

be underneath

son

a male human offspring

timing

the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)

severity

excessive sternness

underestimate

make too low an approximation of

thin

of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite

useless

having no beneficial utility

Martian

of or relating to the planet Mars

voice

the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds

marked

easily noticeable

survey

consider in a comprehensive way

stringent

demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

struck

(used in combination) affected by something overwhelming

treat

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

speculate

reflect deeply on a subject

waitress

a woman waiter

truth

a factual statement

weak

wanting in physical strength

monument

a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

prescribe

issue commands or orders for

secretary

an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work

paradoxical

seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

monopolistic

having exclusive control over a commercial activity by possession or legal grant

sandpile

a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in

privilege

a special advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all

reflect

throw or bend back from a surface

trust

belief in the honesty and reliability of others

sociologist

a social scientist who studies the institutions and development of human society

reserve

hold back or set aside, especially for future use

longest

for the most time

privileged

blessed with special advantages

vocabulary

a language user’s knowledge of words

Locke

English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)

suit

a set of garments for outerwear of the same fabric and color

strict

rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

privatization

changing something from state to individual ownership

predict

tell in advance

phase

any distinct time period in a sequence of events

prospect

the possibility of future success
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