Not sure if anybody can guess the theme based on the title. Nope, this week is not about words dealing with greetings. The theme is actually GRE words that end in ‘o’. You wouldn’t think there are many such words, but I’ve actually been able to corral quite a few!
Author Archive | Chris Lele
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 […]
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 […]
Four-letter words fly under the radar, deceiving us into thinking that they aren’t all that important. But these words that are short on letters can be long on meaning.
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 […]
Last summer, ETS released a massive file called A Compendium of Studies, a 279-page document of GRE esoterica. There understandably wasn’t much fanfare surrounding this release, as this is some pretty dry, technical stuff (the GRE reading passages are fun, by contrast). Nonetheless, I’m guessing some of you might have stumbled across it and wondered […]
Welcome back! Today, we’ll go over Tuesday’s Brain Twister problem.
Every now and then I like to choose really difficult, not frequently used words, because every now and then the GRE verbal section will contain a really difficulty, not frequently used word (“objurgate” from the first online practice test leaps to mind).
Twist your brain with this challenging GRE problem! Then, leave a comment with your work and best guess. Good luck!
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 […]