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GRE Vocab Wednesdays | Fiery Deb”-ate” Verbs

  Over the next month, Americans are going to be fixed on the television, watching the three scheduled debates between Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican hopeful Donald Trump. Trump, known for his aggressive swagger and tendency to speak over the moderators, is likely going to go after Hillary, who is known for her sangfroid […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “Tricky Words”

Many words in English carry a connotation somewhere between playfully sneaky and downright deceptive. To help you avoid mistakes on the GRE, here are just a few such tricky words I had up my GRE sleeve! Artifice A misleading word, since we tend to think of “art” as honest and pure, rendering the world in […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from Magooshers

About a month ago, I polled people (mostly GRE aspirants) on my FB page as to what their favorite GRE words were. I got some very interesting responses. Here are a few of those words. Perhaps your favorite is among them! Phantasmagorical Back in Victorian England, there were these exhibitions featuring shadows flashing on the […]

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GRE Word List

Don’t know which GRE word list to choose from the massive number that exist on the internet? Are you dreading committing yourself to one GRE vocabulary list only to find out it is not the right one? To allay any such anxiety, I aim to provide an overview of the most popular GRE word lists […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Tough ‘S’ Words

These are words are not too likely to show up, compared to the other words that I’ve gone over and there are other things to do beyond vocabulary building to improve your GRE verbal scores. So I’d recommend learning them only if your vocabulary is already learned the words from most of the GRE lists […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “Mmmm” Words

There are myriad ‘M’ words that you’ll learn as you start studying for the GRE. From maudlin to mellifluous, multifaceted to myrmidon (the last of these words I define below). Sadly, I’m limited here, but for ‘M’ words on a past Vocabulary Wednesday, google “Dial ‘M’ for Vocabulary”. Mountebank The mountebank took advantage of the […]

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Vocabulary Wednesday – ‘G’reat ‘G’re Words

Words that begin with ‘G’. Not the most exciting theme, understandably. But these words are worth knowing. Gauche If you’ve always thought there’s something a little off with “lefties”, you might like this word. From the French for ‘left’, gauche means clumsy and socially awkward. The connotation here is that ‘left’ is awkward (not quite […]

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