This is the final batch of words from the article of the month. Yes, it was a long article in terms of vocabulary words. Hopefully, you remember the words from the other two batches. Forthcoming Because Betty wanted to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday, she could not be forthcoming about the details of […]

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## Article of the Month – Everybody’s a Critic. And That’s How It Should Be.

Oscar season is upon us and nytimes.com film critic A.O. Scott takes a moment to reflect on the current state of the Oscars. But rather than devolve into a screed censuring the committee for its race bias—which he duly chastises for “racial homogeneity”—Scott takes on the much broader idea of what it means to be […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Writers in the Storm Part 2

For this week’s words, I’ve chosen a variety of difficulties, arranging them from easiest to most difficult. Do you know all of them?

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Writers in the Storm Part 1

Sometimes article of the months aren’t good place to find vocabulary. Either the vocabulary has been covered numerous times in prior vocabulary Wednesday or there simply isn’t too much high-level GRE vocabulary. With this month’s article, I’ve hit the vocab jackpot. Not only are there many excellent high-level GRE words, but also many have never […]

## Article of the Month: Writers in the Storm

The “article of the months” can be seen as falling along a spectrum. On one side, we have not-at-all-GRE like, vocabulary and elevated style notwithstanding, and at the other end, we have could-appear-on-the GRE.

## GRE Brain Twister: Non-Standard Deviation (Answer)

Here’s the answer to this week’s GRE Brain Twister! Set A consists of five positive numbers. SAT B consists of the square roots of each of the five numbers from Set A. If the standard deviation of Set B > standard deviation of Set A, which of the following must be true? I. The range […]

## GRE Brain Twister: Non-Standard Deviations

Set A consists of five positive numbers. SAT B consists of the square roots of each of the five numbers from Set A. If the standard deviation of Set B > standard deviation of Set A, which of the following must be true? I. The range of the numbers in Set A is greater than […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from the Magoosh Text Completions Part I

We’ve got lots of Text Completions in our GRE product. And, as you probably know, we have had many Vocabulary Wednesday. I wondered: how many vocabulary words overlap the two? Well, the answer is a decent number—as it should be. But there were definitely some interesting outliers, some of which appeared in the text of […]

## GRE Vocab Wednesday: Vocabulary from Article of the Month (Part II)

Here’s part two of the Vocabulary from last month’s Article of the Month! If you haven’t read these articles yet, I recommend it! Louche (pronounced loo – sh) Raymond, an incorrigible wag, remarked that the Oscar red carpet was full of stars walking around in louche-fitting dresses. “Disreputable, but an appealing way”—oh what a subjective […]

## GRE Brain Twister: A Prime Example (Answer)

Here’s the answer from Monday’s Brain Twister! A math teacher assigns a distinct prime number, starting with the lowest, for each student in her class. If she chooses two students at random, the probability the sum of their numbers is not even is less than 1/10. What is the fewest possible number of students in […]