GMAT–verbal RC – 61 Words

reconcile

come to terms

The advantage of direct government spending is that it is more likely to be stimulative.Wall Street Journal (Jan 4, 2016)
rebuttal

the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary argument

Ultra high-resolution video should make the viewer feel as if they were part of the action, or, in Canon’s words, ” simulate a physical experience.”The Verge (Jan 7, 2016)
undermine

weaken or impair, especially gradually

Some things make intuitive sense: stimulating adrenaline production, says White, triggers a “fight or flight” response.The Verge (Jan 12, 2016)
terrestrial

of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

The unrest came as thousands of activists protested peacefully.BBC (Jan 12, 2016)
contamination

the state of being corrupted by contact or association

The area inside the train station is the purview of the German federal police, which has its own reporting lines.Wall Street Journal (Jan 11, 2016)
vertebrate

animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton

Driving with a steering wheel is as antiquated as wanting to ride a horse.”The Guardian (Jan 7, 2016)
excrete

eliminate from the body

Therefore, it won’t go out, neither will it become obsolete,” Williams said. “Once your negative is digital, then you can put it on the computer.Washington Times (Jan 9, 2016)
urine

liquid excretory product

The discrepancy between X and Y.
secrete

generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

Opposite: irreconcilable
conservation

maintenance of physical or chemical quantities

He abdicated in 2014, saying Spain needed fresh royal blood.Time (Jan 11, 2016)
renal

of or relating to the kidneys

He has explored being a first-generation American, and harnessed his love of computer programming.New York Times (Jan 4, 2016)
osmotic

of or relating to osmosis

commit X to Y.
prefigure

imagine or consider beforehand

mode

a particular functioning condition or arrangement

enlist

join the military

amplify

increase the volume of

explicitly

in a clearly expressed manner

implicitly

without ever expressing so clearly

divulge

make known to the public information previously kept secret

referral

a recommendation to consult a professional person or group

ethics

motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent

gimmick

any clever maneuver

exemplify

clarify by giving an illustration of

agitate

move or cause to move back and forth

contest

make the subject of dispute, disagreement, or litigation

accommodation

making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

confrontation

discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

pragmatic

concerned with practical matters

assertion

a declaration that is made emphatically

stimulative

capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

simulate

reproduce someone’s behavior or looks

stimulate

cause to act in a specified manner

unrest

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

segregation

a social system with separate facilities for minority groups

hoary

having gray or white hair as with age

purview

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

antiquated

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

obsolete

no longer in use

discrepancy

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

moderate

marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

reconcilable

capable of being reconciled

spectroscopy

the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra

helium

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

interfere

get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action

deterrence

a negative motivational influence

abdicate

give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors

harness

exploit the power of

reap

get or derive

minute

infinitely or immeasurably small

conceive

have the idea for

maxim

a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

commit

engage in or perform

subordinate

an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

concur

be in agreement

emancipation

freeing someone from the control of another

liberate

grant freedom to; free from confinement

oppression

the state of being kept down by unjust use of authority

backwardness

lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

precedence

status established in order of importance or urgency

reclamation

rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
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