GMAT RC71 – 96 Words

monoxide

an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule

schooling

the act of teaching at school

specialist

an expert devoted to one occupation or branch of learning

waitress

a woman waiter

microbial

of or involving or caused by or being microbes

measure

determine the dimensions of something or somebody

scene

the place where some action occurs

magazine

a periodic publication containing articles and pictures

scan

examine minutely or intensely

sing

produce tones with the voice

waiting

the act of waiting

leisure

time available for ease and relaxation

trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

savings

a fund of money put by as a reserve

shaman

one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds

satisfy

meet the requirements or expectations of

warn

notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

trick

a cunning or deceitful action or device

subcontractor

someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor

satirist

a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm

overwhelming

very intense

safeguard

a precautionary measure warding off impending danger

outlet

an opening that permits escape or release

sacrifice

the act of killing in order to appease a deity

strife

bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

treasury

a depository where wealth can be kept safely

option

one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

rupture

the act of making a sudden noisy break

storm

a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning

runner

someone who travels on foot by running

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

rung

one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder

notice

the act of paying attention

traveling

the act of going from one place to another

noble

of or belonging to hereditary aristocracy

route

an established line of travel or access

nest

a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

voluntary

of your own free will or design

name

a language unit by which a person or thing is known

Robert

United States parliamentary authority and author (in 1876) of Robert’s Rules of Order (1837-1923)

spiral

something wound in a continuous series of loops

voltage

the rate at which energy is drawn from a source

mosaic

design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

risen

(of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon

momentum

the product of a body’s mass and its velocity

rigor

excessive sternness

mobilize

make ready for action or use

rigidity

the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending

minute

a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

transform

change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

milligram

one thousandth (1/1,000) gram

rid

relieve from

metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity

richness

abundant wealth

melody

a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

rich

possessing material wealth

mathematically

with respect to mathematics

volcanically

by or like volcanoes

manifestation

a clear appearance

transfer

move from one place to another

lysozyme

an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria

transcript

a written record of dictated or recorded speech

lock

a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

voice

the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds

underlie

be underneath

silent

marked by absence of sound

revolt

rise up against an authority

lease

a contract granting use or occupation of property

revision

the act of altering

latitude

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

trail

a path or track

shoot

fire a shot

vitality

the property of being able to survive and grow

juxtaposed

placed side by side often for comparison

retirement

the state of being withdrawn from one’s business

retinal

in or relating to the retina of the eye

involuntary

not subject to the control of the will

trader

someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

particular

unique or specific to a person or thing or category

restate

to say or perform again

panic

an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

track

a line or route along which something travels or moves

stylistically

in a rhetorically stylistic manner

trace

an indication that something has been present

studio

workplace for the teaching or practice of an art

respectful

exhibiting an attitude of admiration or esteem

overturned

having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom

resort

have recourse to

outweigh

be more important or signficant than

touch

make physical contact with, come in contact with

satisfactory

giving contentment

reservoir

lake used to store water for community use

strike

deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

resemble

be similar or bear a likeness to

organicism

theory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes

resemblance

similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
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