GMAT reading 8.11 – 29 Words

forage

collect or look around for, as food

Mother otariids use a foraging strategy.
harbor

a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

However, recent studies on harbor seals, a phocid species, found that lactating females commenced foraging approximately 6 days after giving birth and on average made 7 foraging trips during the remainder of their 24-day lactation period.
depleted

no longer sufficient

The maternal strategy evolved by harbor seals may have to do with their small size and the large proportion of their fat stores depleted in lactation.
blubber

an insulating layer of fat under the skin of some animals

They acquire moderate energy stores in the form of blubber before arriving at breeding sites and then fast for 5 to 11 days after birth.
maternal

characteristic of a mother

The maternal strategy evolved by harbor seals may have to do with their small size and the large proportion of their fat stores depleted in lactation.
species

taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

Until recently, zoologists believed that all species of phocids (true seals), a pinniped family, use a different maternalstrategy than do otariids (fur seals and sea lions), another pinniped family.
replenish

fill something that had previously been emptied

Throughout the rest of the lactation (milk production) period, which lasts from 4 months to 3 years depending on the species, mother otariids alternately forage at sea, where they replenish their fat stores, and nurse their young at breeding sites.
store

a mercantile establishment for the sale of goods or services

They acquire moderate energy stores in the form of blubber before arriving at breeding sites and then fast for 5 to 11 days after birth.
strategy

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

Mother otariids use a foraging strategy.
consistent

the same throughout in structure or composition

singularity

the quality of being one of a kind

singularity

the quality of being one of a kind

entail

have as a logical consequence

divinely

by divine means

preposition

a word before a noun or pronoun connecting to another word

warrant

formal and explicit approval

scale

an ordered reference standard

scale

an ordered reference standard

ailment

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

substantially

to a great extent or degree

substantially

to a great extent or degree

escalate

increase in extent or intensity

prohibitively

to a prohibitive degree

soundness

a state or condition free from damage or decay

impact

the striking of one body against another

gullibility

tendency to believe too readily and to be easily deceived

macho

used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner

integrity

an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting

provenance

where something originated or was nurtured
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