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Miller Analogies Test Vocabulary List

Miller Analogies Test vocabulary
For starters, it’s not really possible to provide a full Miller Analogies Test vocabulary list in one blog; that would simply be a dictionary. However, I do want to get you started with some examples of the type of vocabulary you will see on the MAT. But, first, I’d like to recommend some sources that can fully prepare you for MAT vocab.

Miller Analogies Test Vocabulary

The MAT can test you on any word that a well-read, U.S. college graduate could be expected to know. I want to emphasize the words “well-read”; a good deal of the vocabulary on the MAT is going to be foreign to you unless you are an avid reader. That being said, a lot of it is also generally vocabulary that college graduates will be familiar with. In general, you just have to familiarize yourself with the less common, higher-level words that appear on the exam.

As the MAT uses the same graduate level vocabulary that you see on the GRE or the GMAT, any vocabulary resource appropriate for those exams will also work for the MAT, like Magoosh’s GRE flashcards. This is especially useful because of the sheer volume of GRE and GMAT flashcard apps available on your smartphone. General vocabulary is actually one of the easiest things to study for the MAT because of this.

MAT Sample Words

In true educational fashion, this is going to be a list of words, rather than definitions. If you are unfamiliar with a word, now would be a good time to look it up and start making your own flashcards (you’ll remember the list better :D). I recommend Wordnik and for all your vocab needs; they provide a ton of context sentences, and even has quizzes.

And now, for a sampling of MAT words (many I have pulled from actual practice tests):



























And here are a few bonus ones just for the challenge: Avuncular, Diaphanous, Euphonious, Sanguine, and Uxorial.

If you knew all of these, you’re likely in good shape when it comes to vocab. If not, now is a great time to get on Quizlet! (although old fashioned index cards work great too!)

About Bertrand

Bertrand is a remote tutor and a MAT blogger for Magoosh. He received a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied education theory at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He has been studying and working in education since 2010. Born and raised in New Jersey, he now resides in Philadelphia. When he isn’t helping students study or writing blogs for Magoosh, he spends his time practicing mixed martial arts and reading as much as his schedule permits.

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