GMAT Term 2 – 48 Words

filibuster

a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches

merger

an occurrence that involves the production of a union

alternative

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

prevalent

most frequent or common

divest

take away possessions from someone

plausible

apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

baryon

any of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions; a hadron with a baryon number of +1

subatomic

of or relating to constituents of the atom or forces within the atom

helium

a light colorless element that is one of the six inert gases

discrepancy

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

baboon

large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles

abrasion

erosion by friction

primate

any placental mammal of the order Primates

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

termite

whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood

spring

move forward by leaps and bounds

burst

come open suddenly and violently

claw

sharp curved horny process on the toe of some animals

sloth

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

prize

something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

premium

having or reflecting superior quality or value

hedgehog

small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines

woodchuck

reddish brown North American marmot

hibernate

be in an inactive or dormant state

bucolic

devoted to raising sheep or cattle

obese

excessively fat

poll

the counting of votes (as in an election)

megalithic

of or relating to megaliths or the people who erected megaliths

coronary

surrounding the heart like a crown

arctic

extremely cold

propel

cause to move forward with force

bark

the sound made by a dog

portage

carrying boats and supplies overland

impede

be a hindrance or obstacle to

friction

the resistance when a body is moved in contact with another

resurgence

bringing again into activity and prominence

reptile

a cold-blooded vertebrate including snakes and lizards

liken

consider or describe as similar or equal

subsidiary

functioning in a supporting capacity

agrarian

relating to rural matters

womb

a hollow muscular organ in which a developing fetus grows

seminar

a course offered for a small group of advanced students

proponent

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

anatomy

the study of the structure of animals

drain

emptying something by allowing liquid to run out of it

debilitate

make weak

despise

look down on with disdain

bore

make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
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