Just last week ETS—the writers of the GRE—released a new on-line paper-test (pardon the oxymoron). That equals 100 new questions: 50 verbal and 50 quantitative.
In honor of the new test, I went through and picked out vocabulary that were part of the questions. I also highlighted—as you can see below—vocabulary words from the test that have also appeared on Magoosh’s past weekly vocab posts!
We’re pretty excited that we were able to “predict” the words so well, so that definitely means you should check in every Wednesday for new words we post since you may just see them on test day! 🙂
Vocab Wednesday words that were on the new test
Words for this week
In the early stages, just beginning.
According to the pundit, the nascent economic reforms have only begun to affect the private sector; a measurable improvement may still be as much as a year off.
(second definition) n. adaptable, capable of change, not fixed.
Because the brain is plastic, many who suffer severe head trauma are able to recover without losing the ability to go about their daily lives unencumbered.
Looking down at someone scornfully.
An easy way to invite contemptuous sneers is to waltz through the mall dressed in last decade’s fashion.
To irritate or annoy.
Nettles are small prickly plants, which prick the unsuspecting; having to pull out the little thorns, the victim is most likely nettled.
Sharpness, cleverness; keen judgment.
Chester lacked the necessary financial acumen to make savvy investments; often he would jump on the bandwagon only to buy a stock that was already overly inflated.
Not skillful; clumsy, bungling.
Mark played videos games as though he had two left hands; so maladroit was he that as a child he never progressed beyond the first level of Super Mario Brothers.
Globally, Starbucks are ubiquitous; even along China’s redoubtable Great Wall, , there is rumored to be a Starbucks or two.
A beneficial thing.
Having an on-line dictionary with copious example sentences is a boon for those studying for the GRE.
No matter how mercilessly a Sci-Fi movie is panned by the critics, Charles will always attend opening night; so unflinching is his devotion to the genre.
The 20-mile hiker to the summit seemed interminable for the fatigued hikers, who opted to camp at the base of the mountain and press on in the morning.