Wangle (v) – to attain through dishonest means.
Wrangle (v) – to argue or dispute noisily
Let’s see if you can tell the difference. (Answer at the bottom.)
1. Standing near the end of a very lone line, Jim thought better to wangle/wrangle with those who had just cut in front of him; instead, he wangled/wrangled his way to the front of the line with a smile and a $20 dollar bill.
Here are two other commonly confused words used in GRE vocabulary. Note that the parts of speech are different.
Vindictive (adj.) – likely to seek revenge
Vindicate (v) – to clear or free from accusation
1. wrangle, wangle