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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Article of the Month – Warriors

This week’s GRE Wednesday is related to April’s Article of the Month about the Golden State Warriors. Read those articles first, then watch the video below! Cachet Charlie was utilitarian in his fashion choices; a logo emblazoned on the front of a shirt, anything with a whiff of cachet, he avoided wearing. The first syllable […]

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Article of the Month – April 2016

I’m not much of a sports fan. Sure, the World Cup excites me (it’s an international event and comes along only once every four years) and I’ll typically tune into the Super Bowl (though often for the commercials), but come the weekend, I’m rarely, if ever, in front of a television watching grown men chase […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Mmm…Time to Eat Some Vocabulary

  Meritorious Gary’s conduct was hardly meritorious; he ran through the halls after lights out and played pranks on students. If your actions or behavior are worthy of praise and reward, they are meritorious. You could be Bill Gates, who has spent a great proportion of his vast wealth on improving the world, or the […]

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GRE Article of the Month – March 2016

Every week at work, a bunch of us spend one lunch discussing a preselected piece of writing. We’ve read essays, short stories, poetry and just about anything that might provide an hour of heady conversation. This previous week we read a series of interconnected pieces that had it all: a there-in-the-moment experience, a nasty literary […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: More Difficult Words

For this batch, I took out my GRE magnifying glass and hunted for some more rarefied specimens—words that are difficult but don’t usually show up on word lists. I loosely arranged the words from difficult to very difficult. So if you’ve never seen the last couple of words, no worries. You are not alone.   […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Writers in the Storm Part 3

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 […]

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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 […]

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