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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 Vocab – Querulous

quer·u·lous kwer-yə-ləs, -ə-ləs\ adjective  Querulous is an adjective meaning “given to complaining” or “habitually complaining.” Synonyms of querulous include peevish, fretful, or whining. Querulous is often used to describe someone who is complaining in a way that is annoying or … 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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Sometimes it is GREek: Panacea

This symbol, which is of a staff entwined with snakes, is known as the Rod of Asclepius; it has been associated with the art of healing and medicine since the time of the Greeks. “It’s not GREek!” loves to discuss … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is Greek: Pugilist

Each week, “It’s not GREek!” will discuss a new word likely to appear on the GRE.  We aim not only to give you a new word to memorize, but also to provide you with some background and etymological history to … Continue reading

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