GMAT RC48 – 93 Words

proximity

the property of being close together

prospective

of or concerned with or related to the future

perspective

a way of regarding situations or topics

lesser

of smaller size or importance

withstand

resist or confront with resistance

shogun

a hereditary military dictator of Japan

republicanism

the political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government

outstanding

of major significance or importance

reptile

a cold-blooded vertebrate including snakes and lizards

Yankee

an American who lives in the North

mineral

a solid inorganic substance occurring in nature

receive

get something; come into possession of

personnel

group of people willing to obey orders

lawmaker

a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws

milk

a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings

tend

have a disposition to do or be something; be inclined

unchanged

not made or become different

virus

infectious agent that replicates itself within living hosts

provisions

a stock or supply of foods

precedent

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences

valuation

an appraisal of the value of something

replace

put something back where it belongs

Korea

an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook

metropolitan

relating to or characteristic of a large urban area

organ

a structure in an animal specialized for some function

repetition

the act of doing or performing again

shift

move very slightly

meter

a basic unit of length (approximately 1.094 yards)

react

show a response to something

permanent

continuing or enduring without marked change in status

judging

the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions

repair

fix by putting together what is torn or broken

transfer

move from one place to another

scrutiny

the act of examining something closely, as for mistakes

optimistic

hopeful that the best will happen in the future

periodicity

the quality of recurring at regular intervals

technically

with regard to technique

qualitative

involving distinguishing attributes

post

piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

remove

take something away as by lifting, pushing, or taking off

opera

a drama set to music

remnant

a small part remaining after the main part no longer exists

inward

directed or moving inward or toward a center

prevent

keep from happening or arising; make impossible

raisin

dried grape

remember

recall knowledge; have a recollection

rely

have confidence or faith in

collector

a person who collects things

arrange

put into a proper or systematic order

Bronte

English novelist; oldest of three Bronte sisters (1816-1855)

dossier

papers containing detailed information about a person

ecosystem

organisms interacting with their physical environment

inadequacy

a lack of competence

inert

unable to move or resist motion

documentation

confirmation that some fact or statement is true

hear

perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

documentary

a film presenting the facts about a person or event

ammonia

a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)

inaccuracy

the quality of having errors

acceleration

an increase in rate of change

glass

a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure

Campbell

United States mythologist (1904-1987)

gland

any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

bones

a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

glance

take a brief look at

glacier

a slowly moving mass of ice

ant

social insect living in organized colonies

trust

belief in the honesty and reliability of others

algal

of or relating to alga

distorted

so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

gram

a unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

gothic

characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

improvisation

a performance given without planning or preparation

classify

arrange or order by categories

dissimilar

not alike

explanatory

serving or intended to make clear

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

career

the particular occupation for which you are trained

disparaging

expressive of low opinion

exceptional

surpassing what is common or usual or expected

dismissal

the sending away of someone

dismiss

stop associating with

biography

an account of the series of events making up a person’s life

gentry

the most powerful members of a society

genius

unusual mental ability

artifact

a man-made object

genetics

the study of heredity and variation in organisms

appreciated

fully understood or grasped

disaster

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

halo

a circle of light around the sun or moon

disappearance

the event of passing out of sight

elicit

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

intriguing

capable of arousing interest or curiosity
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