GMAT RC72 – 92 Words

orchestra

a musical organization consisting of instrumentalists

request

express the need or desire for; ask for

oppression

the act of subjugating by cruelty

reproduce

make a copy or equivalent of

onset

the beginning or early stages

officially

in an authoritative role

representation

standing in for someone and speaking on their behalf

stiffen

make rigid or more rigid

violent

acting with great force or energy or emotional intensity

nutrition

the organic process of nourishing or being nourished

repertoire

the range of skills in a particular field or occupation

novelty

originality by virtue of being refreshingly new

renew

reestablish on an improved basis

professional

of or relating to or suitable as an occupation

renewal

the act of renewing

violate

fail to agree with; go against

nine

the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one

vineyard

a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced

neutrality

nonparticipation in a dispute or war

remedy

a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain

titmouse

small insectivorous birds

naturalistic

representing what is real; not abstract or ideal

village

a settlement smaller than a town

reliability

the quality of being dependable

mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

reinterpretation

a new or different reading

spinner

someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)

tick

a metallic tapping sound

weakening

the act of reducing the strength of something

regress

go back to a previous state

speech

communication by word of mouth

regain

get or find back; recover the use of

spectacle

something or someone seen, especially a notable sight

thrown

caused to fall to the ground

refutation

the act of determining that something is false

modeling

the act of representing something

wilderness

a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

mite

small arachnid infesting animals or plants or stored foods

reform

make changes for improvement to remove abuse and injustices

spawn

the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or mollusks

zoologist

a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals

mine

excavation from which ores and minerals are extracted

refining

the process of removing impurities

threaten

to utter intentions of injury or punishment against

midwife

a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies

redundancy

the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

meteorologist

a specialist who studies processes in the earth’s atmosphere that cause weather conditions

rediscover

discover again

sophistication

the quality or character of being intellectually worldly

recurrent

happening again and again

memoir

an account of the author’s personal experiences

recruit

cause to assemble or enlist in the military

solitary

not growing or living in groups or colonies

victor

a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

maturation

the act of coming to full development

width

the extent of something from side to side

match

a formal contest in which people or teams compete

recourse

act of turning to for assistance

snake

limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous

record

anything providing permanent evidence about past events

manage

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

wide

having great extent from one side to the other

Machiavelli

a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

reconciliation

the reestablishment of cordial relations

lump

a compact mass

recognize

perceive to be the same

lots

a large number or amount

reclaim

reassert one’s right or title to

livelihood

the financial means whereby one lives

recite

repeat aloud from memory

lipid

an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)

recession

the act of returning control

simplistic

characterized by extreme and misleading lack of complexity

thesis

an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument

silicate

a salt or ester derived from silicic acid

receptive

able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

receipt

the act of receiving

legality

lawfulness by virtue of conformity to a statute

vestige

an indication that something has been present

theorist

someone who constructs hypotheses

shut

move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

theoretician

someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

critical

of a serious examination and judgment of something

react

show a response to something

shopkeeper

a merchant who owns or manages a shop

rational

consistent with or based on or using reason

common

having no special distinction or quality

ransom

the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

shed

cause or allow to flow or run out or over

verify

confirm the truth of

jump

move forward by leaps and bounds

radon

a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium; the heaviest of the inert gasses; occurs naturally (especially in areas over granite) and is considered a hazard to health
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