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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 […]

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 […]

About nine months ago, I remember remarking that the 2016 election cycle would likely be a dull one. At the time, it seemed that everyone was expecting Hillary to win, since the Republicans didn’t have a clear frontrunner. I figured come January 2017 Bill Clinton would be back in the White House—though in a very […]

Here’s this week’s GRE Wednesday! Assiduous Teenagers across the United States are assiduously copying Stephen Curry’s shooting style, hoping that a careful analysis of his every move will help them drill long-distance jump shots. You can be lax about something, putting very little effort into it. Or, you can take the other extreme: carefully and […]

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 […]