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GRE Vocab Wednesday: April/May Article of the Month Words (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of the vocabulary list that I drew from our recent April and May article(s) of the month. You can find Part 1 here. Let’s jump back in: Appropriation This is a confusing word since it can mean one of two things, and these two things tend to be contradictory. Appropriation can […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: April/May Article of the Month Words (Part 1)

  If you haven’t yet, I recommend checking out the April and May article(s) of the month, in which the following vocabulary pops up. Since there was a wealth of GRE words, I spread them out over two Vocab Wednesdays. Here is the first part.   Felonious Felonious is a potentially intimidating word that really […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: A Formidable Farrago

  A farrago is a confusing jumble of something. Formidable (described in more detail below) means causing inspiring awe or fear. These words aren’t easy, so I’m guessing they’ll be quite formidable.   Formidable As I mentioned above, if something is formidable it is big and scary. Let’s talk tests. Both the GMAT and GRE […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: These Words Are a Scream

  Nobody likes to get yelled at—no less be scolded so severely that they feel as though their skin has just been torn off. I know, quite a frightening visual. Interestingly, the English language is full of such words, many of which show up on the GRE.   Lambaste I remember physical education in middle […]

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The Real Benefit of Changing Your Answers on the GRE

Changing Your Answer I welcome the latest press release by ETS, which provides helpful data regarding students changing their answer choices on the GRE exam. Indeed, it overturns a common fallacy that I’m sure has hurt students’ scores. Nonetheless, one has to be careful in interpreting ETS’s latest findings. For instance, students might very likely […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: In Your Face Words

  “In-” is my poster child for why I don’t care for roots. Sure, roots can help you here and there, but most of the time words you’ll encounter on the GRE have roots that are very esoteric and only appear in one or two roots. With “in-“, you are even on slipperier ground: it […]

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