# New words from GMAT – 107 Words

precipitous

extremely steep

In the expression 5x + 2y, 5 and 2 are coefficients.
inference

drawing a conclusion on the basis of circumstantial evidence

The reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2. If you multiply these fractions you get 1.

stick to firmly

Square roots and cube roots are radicals.
induce

cause to act in a specified manner

The absolute value of -3 is 3.
confiscate

take temporary possession of a security by legal authority

2 is the only even prime number.
equator

an imaginary line around the Earth forming a great circle

When 10 is divided by 3 the remainder is 1. When 10 is divided by 4, the remainder is 2.
predispose

make susceptible

(X – 5) is a binomial.
variable

something that is likely to change

4 is a constant. X is not a constant.
odd

not divisible by two

In the expression 6x + 12y, you can factor out 6 to get 6(x + 2y).
even

being level or straight or regular and without variation

In the fraction 4x/xy, you can cancel out x to get 4/y.
integer

any natural number or its negative, or zero

exceed

be or do something to a greater degree

exceed

be or do something to a greater degree

sufficient

of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

proponent

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

electoral

of or relating to elections

electoral

of or relating to elections

plurality

the state of being more than one

stipulate

make an express demand or provision in an agreement

tariff

a government tax on imports or exports

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

inconclusive

not putting an end to doubt or question

delineate

represented accurately or precisely

bedfellow

a person with whom you share a bed

bedfellow

a person with whom you share a bed

excoriate

express strong disapproval of

snatch up

to grasp hastily or eagerly

opportunist

a person who places expediency above principle

scalp

the skin that covers the top of the head

hardy

having rugged physical strength

connoisseur

an expert able to appreciate a field

curator

the custodian of a collection, as a museum or library

validation

finding or testing the truth of something

speculator

one who makes risky investments in the hopes of high profits

promoter

someone who is an active supporter and advocate

ammonification

impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

tycoon

a very wealthy or powerful businessperson

vanished

having passed out of existence

vanish

become invisible or unnoticeable

domain

a particular environment or walk of life

demon

an evil supernatural being

inheritance

hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

alarm

a device signaling the occurrence of some undesirable event

enraged

marked by extreme anger

possession

anything owned

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

extent

the point or degree to which something extends

classified

arranged into classes

merely

and nothing more

classified

arranged into classes

merely

and nothing more

intake

an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube

alienate

arouse hostility or indifference in

charming

pleasing or delighting

Persian

of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture

invasion

any entry into an area not previously occupied

devastation

the state of being decayed or destroyed

prosperous

in fortunate circumstances financially

jeopardize

pose a threat to; present a danger to

victorious

having won

conquer

take possession of by force, as after an invasion

prophecy

a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

futile

producing no result or effect

infiltrate

pass through an enemy line in a military conflict

preservation

the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

enlist

join the military

emergence

the act of coming out into view

curriculum

an integrated course of academic studies

het

made warm or hot (`het’ is a dialectal variant of `heated’)

lunar

of or relating to or associated with the moon

ideal

a principle or value that one hopes to attain or conform to

reconcile

come to terms

derive

come from

conundrum

a difficult problem

observance

conformity with law, custom, or practice

expediency

the quality of being suited to the end in view

ascribe

attribute or credit to

Romulus

founder of Rome

demarcate

set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

observance

conformity with law, custom, or practice

sync

make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

insertion

the act of putting one thing into another

omission

leaving out or passing over something

succinct

briefly giving the gist of something

elegist

the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead

prevalent

most frequent or common

isolate

set apart from others

numerator

the dividend of a fraction

denominator

the divisor of a fraction

decimal

a number in a system based on ten

of or relating to the second power

coefficient

a constant number that serves as a measure of some property

exponent

notation of how many times to multiply a quantity by itself

reciprocal

one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1

a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity

square root

a number that when multiplied by itself equals a given number

absolute value

a real number regardless of its sign

prime number

an integer that has no integral factors but itself and 1

remainder

the part of the dividend that is left over

binomial

a quantity expressed as a sum or difference of two terms

constant

a quantity that does not vary

factor out

resolve into factors

cancel out

wipe out the effect of something

monitor

someone who observes to ensure fairness or prevent mistakes