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Chris Lele

About Chris Lele

Chris Lele has been helping students excel on the GRE, GMAT, and SAT for the last 10 years. He is the Lead Content Developer and Tutor for Magoosh. His favorite food is wasabi-flavored almonds. Follow him on Google+!
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GRE Article of the Month – December 2014: We Are All Confident Idiots

This article of the month not only comes with words, it also comes with videos. And I just dare you not to laugh. We Are All Confident Idionts By David Dunning for Pacific Standard – The Science of Society But first off, let’s talk about the words. Well-written and filled with GRE vocab, this article […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Mistaken Notions

Is something awry, amiss, or off? Is your perception, belief, or opinion misinformed? Well, hopefully these words will disabuse you (“disabuse” means to show someone that his or her belief is mistaken). Misattribution “To be or not to be,” said Macbeth. “That is the question?” … Actually, the question is: from where did you get […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: The Smallest Big Change – Explanation

Alright Magooshers, let’s see how you fared on this week’s Brain Twister!   Question Lowering which of the following numbers by one will result in the least decrease of n? 17 19 23 29 31   Answer and Explanation The GRE likes to test your ability to reason with numbers. Can you see general patterns, […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Relatively Obscure Words

Doing well on the GRE verbal goes far beyond just knowing obscure words. The test writers reward those who can understand complex text and make valid inferences about this text. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a strong vocabulary; but that will only get you so far. Nonetheless, there may be that one Text […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: The Smallest Big Change

Welcome back, brave Magooshers! Ready to tackle another brain twisting math challenge? Here we go. Lowering which of the following numbers by one will result in the least decrease of n? 17 19 23 29 31   Don’t forget to come back on Thursday for the answer and explanation!  

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: ‘Ch’oice Words

Sometimes, I wonder if I’ll run out of vocabulary words for Vocab Wednesday. After all, the number of words the GRE tests is finite—though it may not seem that way to someone facing down a 3,500-word list. For those who’ve learnt many of those words and are hoping Vocab Wed. can find yet more words, […]

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The GRE in Music

GRE words pop up in surprising contexts. When I mention that GRE words pop up in movie reviews, many don’t believe me, thinking the realm of Roger Ebert is one of thumbs up and down. Ebert himself was an eloquent thoughtful writer who employed a correspondingly developed sense of vocabulary. A.O. Scott, the New York […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Zeroing In on the Answer – Explanation

Ready to check your work? First, refresh your memory.   Question …. How many zeroes does ‘n’ contain at the end of the number (to the right of the last non-zero digit)? Numeric Entry [________________]   Answer and Explanation Some of the zeroes are easy to get: the one’s in which the number is a […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from Dictionary.com

Every now and then somebody will ask me whether the “Word of the Day” featured on dictionary.com is good to know for GRE purposes. Though every month there are couple of good GRE words in there, they are buried in the likes of omphaloskepsis, gibbosity, cryptesthesia, three words that my spellchecker has underlined in a […]

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Magoosh Brain Twister: Zeroing In on the Answer

This week’s Brain Twister is a numeric entry question. Ready to give it a go?   …. How many zeroes does ‘n’ contain at the end of the number (to the right of the last non-zero digit)? Numeric Entry [________________]   Wondering how you fared? Check back on Thursday for the answer and explanation!  

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