GMAT RC68 – 94 Words

inaudible

impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

captive

a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

counterproductive

tending to hinder the achievement of a goal

exhaustion

extreme fatigue

construct

make by combining materials and parts

disruption

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

confer

present

filter

device that removes something from what passes through it

awe

an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture

award

give, especially as an honor

dense

having high compaction or concentration

coordination

regulation of diverse elements into a harmonious operation

exemplify

be characteristic of

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

excuse

a defense of some offensive behavior

fragile

easily broken or damaged or destroyed

intensification

action that makes something stronger or more extreme

declare

state emphatically and authoritatively

denial

renunciation of one’s own interests in favor of others

district

a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

differentiate

acquire a distinct character

controversy

a dispute where there is strong disagreement

exciting

creating or arousing uncontrolled emotion

environmentalist

someone who works to protect nature from destruction

impartial

free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

immigrate

come into a new country and change residency

friend

a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

interrupt

make a break in

get

come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

integrate

make into a whole or make part of a whole

excite

act as a stimulant

enter

to come or go into

butterfly

insect typically having a slender body and colorful wings

attach

be in contact with

businessmen

the body of individuals who manage businesses

astrophysicist

a scientist who studies the properties of celestial bodies

burst

come open suddenly and violently

astronomer

a physicist who studies celestial bodies and the universe

burn

destroy by fire

dose

a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

heterogeneity

the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind

assortment

the act of distributing things into classes of the same type

fill

make full, also in a metaphorical sense

death

the permanent end of all life functions in an organism

bureaucratic

of or relating to unnecessary procedures and red tape

assignment

an undertaking that you have been told to perform

bureaucracy

a government administered primarily by nonelective officials

feed

provide as food

burden

weight to be borne or conveyed

assemble

create by putting components or members together

bulk

the property possessed by a large mass

conceptualization

inventing or contriving an idea or explanation

conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

ascribe

attribute or credit to

intense

possessing a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

deadly

causing or capable of causing death

brother

a male with the same parents as someone else

fight

be engaged in a contest or struggle

Brooks

United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)

energetic

possessing or displaying forceful exertion

consistency

a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

director

someone who controls resources and expenditures

broke

lacking funds

Federalist

a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government

broad

having great extent from one side to the other

aroused

stimulated to action

fifties

the decade from 1950 to 1959

army

a permanent organization of a nation’s military land forces

flourish

grow vigorously

endocrine

of or belonging to glands that secrete hormones

delicate

developed with extreme subtlety

ignorant

uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication

disaster

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

hermaphroditism

congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics

archaeologist

an anthropologist who studies prehistoric culture

exaggerate

enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

compulsion

using force to cause something to occur

approximate

not quite exact or correct

fresco

a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster

compromise

an accommodation in which both sides make concessions

intuitive

spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency

apprehension

fearful expectation or anticipation

breakthrough

the act of making an important discovery

gap

an open or empty space in or between things

hyperglycemia

abnormally high blood sugar usually associated with diabetes

devoid

completely wanting or lacking

conserve

keep in safety and protect from harm, loss, or destruction

evolve

undergo development

apocalypse

a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the powers of evil

branch

a division of a stem arising from the main stem of a plant

comprehension

an ability to understand the meaning of something

import

bring in from abroad

formulate

prepare according to instructions
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