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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Magoosh Sentence Equivalence

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 […]

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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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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 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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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Words from the Magoosh Text Completions Part I

We’ve got lots of Text Completions in our GRE product. And, as you probably know, we have had many Vocabulary Wednesday. I wondered: how many vocabulary words overlap the two? Well, the answer is a decent number—as it should be. But there were definitely some interesting outliers, some of which appeared in the text of […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Vocabulary from Article of the Month (Part I)

The first of the two articles in this article of the month was such a cornucopia of words that I have split into two vocabulary Wednesday posts. If you haven’t read the articles, I highly recommend them. It’s a different format than usual; it’s a debate of sorts, in which I pit two perspectives against […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “Con”-notations (and Denotations!)

Con- is a tricky root because people often think of “pros” and “cons”, and that con- therefore means “against”, like the root “contra”. “Con-“ actually means “with”, but that usually won’t help you much since the roots that follow “con-“ are usually pretty esoteric. It is better to learn the definition of these “con-“ words. […]

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