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Author Archive | Chris Lele

GRE Vocab Wednesday: TOEFL Words That Are Also GRE Words

Many of you studying for the GRE will also be studying for another test: the TOEFL. Indeed, you might be studying both at the same time. Even if you aren’t in this group, you probably already know that the level of vocabulary on the two tests is very different. However, you might be surprised to […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Travel Words

For many summer means languorous days at the beach, evenings promenading through town, and balmy nights with friends and family. For the lucky few, it can be all of these—if they’re on vacation. Interestingly, summer is a time for travel, those few weeks where we can check out of our daily routine and experience the […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: H Words!

There are very few letters in the alphabet that have yet to be featured on Vocabulary Wednesday. In fact, ‘H’ might very well be the last one. But don’t worry: there are always prefixes and suffixes! Histrionic Do you waltz, gambol and gallivant across the stage of life? Do you overreact to everything, swooning when […]

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Manhattan GRE 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems, 2nd Edition (Instructional Guide Series) Book Review

When I hear that a test prep company has released a new edition of its book, my usual response is, “So whose face is on the cover this year?” Even after half a decade of several glossy new editions—and a revolving door of glossy smiles—the content in test prep books remains unchanged, and my cynicism […]

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Article of the Month – June 2015: Translation Article in the NYT Weekend Magazine

I often encourage students to read articles from the New York Times to improve their ability to understand complex vocabulary functioning in a rich context. Not every article quite fits that description, so a willy-nilly approach to the New York Times reading won’t always bear such lexical fruit. For those looking for vocab-dense, thought-provoking articles […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from GRE Reading Passages

  I thought I’d add a little twist to this week’s word list. Since the words are taken from an article, it allows me to actually take phrases (or at least word pairings) that might be difficult to understand. It’s a little experiment, but it might end up being helpful, especially since the GRE is […]

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