Many studying for the GRE are doing so while working. Many other GRE aspirants have been, at one time or another, in the workplace. That means that many studying for the GRE have worked with a person who has exhibited any number of these behaviors. And remember, if you can associate a certain word to a person than it makes it easier to remember that word.
Rude behavior, insolence
Impudence in the workplace is rarely savvy; such behavior will only alienate one’s colleagues.
A person who kisses up to superiors
Ever the enterprising sycophant, Niles had learned all of the executives’ favorite sports teams, snack foods, and other such idiosyncrasies; often he would ply them with confections, root on their favorite teams, or tell them how impeccably dressed they were.
A strict disciplinarian
The new VP of marketing, Martin, whom the young reps called Martin the Martinet, made sure everyone on his team logged in 40 hours of phone calls each week, forcing those who had missed their daily goal to stay late each day.
Marching like Napoleon on the battlefront, Helen’s new boss would imperiously bark orders to those on the trading floor.
Showing concern, always trying to help
The new interns were overly solicitous, always bothering senior-level staff by asking if even the most frivolous details should be attended to.
Brisk eagerness to help
Showing none of the alacrity of fresh hires, Frank spent the time lounging about in his cube, checking on the latest baseball scores and expanding his waistline with a constant infusion of powdered treats.