GMAT RC75 – 92 Words

undergrowth

the brush beneath taller trees in a wood or forest

pioneer

one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

undergo

pass through

urchin

a poor and often mischievous city child

levy

impose and collect

pictorial

pertaining to or consisting of pictures

lesson

the significance of a story or event

superficial

of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

lesion

any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part

pianist

a person who plays the piano

lengthy

extended in duration

leguminous

relating to or consisting of legumes

physiology

the science dealing with the functioning of organisms

lecture

a speech that is open to the public

sang

North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng

league

an association of states or individuals for common action

photon

a quantum of electromagnetic radiation

side

a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location

uptake

the process of taking food into the body through the mouth

sibling

a person’s brother or sister

lava

rock that in its molten form issues from volcanos

larva

the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

phase

any distinct time period in a sequence of events

weigh

have a certain heft

laden

filled with a great quantity

pervasive

spreading or spread throughout

labor

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

Peru

a republic in western South America

shocking

giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

suffragism

the belief that the right to vote should be extended

kinetics

the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies

suffrage

a legal right to vote

keep

continue a certain state, condition, or activity

sufficiency

the quality of being enough for the end in view

shed

cause or allow to flow or run out or over

personal

concerning an individual or his or her private life

jurisdiction

the territory within which power can be exercised

persist

refuse to stop

journalist

a person who writes or broadcasts news stories

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail

shadow

a dark shape created by an object blocking a source of light

weevil

any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles

jeopardize

pose a threat to; present a danger to

periodic

happening or recurring at regular intervals

Jacobin

a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution

weekly

a periodical that is published every week

settle

become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet

perceptual

of or relating to the act of perceiving

Io

a maiden seduced by Zeus

suburb

a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

serum

an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates

pattern

a perceptual structure

invoke

request earnestly; ask for aid or protection

path

an established line of travel or access

investigator

someone who inquires carefully

passage

the act of moving from one state or place to the next

serial

pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series

Pascal

French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist

substitution

putting one thing or person in the place of another

biographer

someone who writes an account of a person’s life

dummy

a figure representing the human form

finger

any of the terminal members of the hand

curtail

terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end

binary

of or pertaining to a number system having 2 as its base

charter

a document creating an institution and specifying its rights

frank

characterized by directness in manner or speech

contemptuous

expressing extreme scorn

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

interviewer

a person who conducts an interview

aid

the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need

deputy

a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

flashback

a transition in a story to an earlier event or scene

bilateral

having two sides or parts

grandeur

the quality of being magnificent or splendid

impel

urge or force to an action; constrain or motivate

drum

a musical percussion instrument

hopelessness

the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success

bid

propose a payment

amused

pleasantly occupied

euphoria

a feeling of great elation

brownish

of a color similar to that of wood or earth

individuality

the quality of being a single thing or person

colleague

an associate that one works with

expire

lose validity

corrected

having something undesirable neutralized

crystallization

the formation of crystals

certainty

the state of being certain

informant

a person who supplies facts or knowledge

confrontation

discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

genre

a kind of literary or artistic work

impediment

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

graduate

receive an academic degree upon completion of one’s studies
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