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GRE Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins: Part VII – Pride

Finally, we come to the end of our series with the last and deadliest of the seven deadly sins: pride. While in English the word “pride” can often have a positive connotation, as in “the parents are proud of their … Continue reading

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Obscure Curses & Interesting Insults – GRE Vocab at its Worst

One of the problems with the continued devolution (u kno wht i mean) of the English language is that we have lost our touch for awesome and clever insults. Rather than relying upon carefully crafted vituperates, most people express themselves … Continue reading

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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 Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins: Part V – Sloth

In this, our latest post in the series GRE Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins, we now turn to the sin of sloth and its corresponding heavenly virtue, diligence. You have probably heard of the animals known as sloths, most … Continue reading

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Obscure Curses & Interesting Insults – GRE Vocabulary at its Worst!

One of the problems with the continued devolution (u kno wht i mean) of the English language is that we have lost our touch for awesome and clever insults. Rather than relying upon carefully crafted vituperates, most people express themselves … Continue reading

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GRE Text Completion

GRE Text Completion is no mystery, you just have to know your GRE vocabulary! 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, … 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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