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GRE Vocabulary—Ephemeral

This Week’s Word: Ephemeral /ɪˈfɛm ər əl/    [ih-fem-er-uh l] adj. Ephemeral describes something short-lived or something that lasts for only a day. Synonyms: Fleeting, evanescent, transitory Word History: The term ephemera was adopted into 14th century English from Latin as a medical term, describing … Continue reading

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GRE Vocabulary–Desiccate

This Week’s Word: Desiccate /ˈdɛs ɪˌkeɪt/     [des-i-keyt] v. The verb desiccate can be used with or without an object and means to thoroughly dry up or dry out. It may be used in the context of dehydrating food in order to … Continue reading

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GRE Vocabulary – Mellifluous

mel·lif·lu·ous məˈliflo͞oəs/ adjective Mellifluous is an adjective that means “having a smooth, rich flow.” It is often used to describe a person’s voice or the flow of a sentence. The origins of mellifluous are Latin –the Latin words mell and … Continue reading

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GRE Verbal Reasoning Text Completion Example Problem

Here is an example of a simple Verbal Reasoning question you might see on the GRE. Many concerned citizens believe the Electoral College and the Presidential electoral process is _____; they are concerned the system does not meet or respect … Continue reading

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GRE Vocab – Country Mouse, City Mouse

In this GRE Vocab post, we’ll discuss words that have to do with the country and the city. Comparisons between country life and city life have probably been around since urban centers first arose some 10,000 years ago (give or … Continue reading

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GRE Vocab – Croesus, Mogul, and Nabob

Let’s face it: one reason why you want to go to grad school is so that you can get rich and famous (or at least avoid living on the streets). With this post, you’ll learn a few choice million dollar … Continue reading

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GRE Text Completion

Here is an example of a simple Text Completion question you might see on the GRE. Despite the best efforts of our nation’s most thorough reporters, the candidates’ economic reform policies remain _____; it is not enough to comment on … Continue reading

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GRE Verbal – Fill in the Blank

Did you know that Test Masters’ GRE course provides students with a(n) ______ method to solving those ______ fill-in-the-blank questions? (a)   celebratory … facile (b)   economical … sassy (c)   melodramatic … scandalous (d)   derogatory … petulant (e)   effective … bothersome … Continue reading

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