Tag Archives: GRE vocabulary

Sometimes it is GREek: Panacea

“It’s not GREek!” loves to discuss new words that are 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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The New GRE – Sentence Equivalence

Sentence equivalence problems are a new type of question on the Verbal Reasoning section of the new GRE. In this type of question, you will be given a sentence with an omitted word. You will choose two answers from a … Continue reading

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GRE Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins: Part II – Avarice

Last time on GRE Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins, we discussed words that have to do with the sin of lust and the virtue of chastity. This time, we move on to another deadly sin, avarice, and its corresponding … Continue reading

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GRE Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins: Part I – Lust

Back in the day, everyone in Western Europe was Catholic. It should thus be no surprise that Catholic theology has left a profound impact on the English language, and has granted us many excellent, Latin-based GRE vocab words. In this … Continue reading

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GRE Verbal Reasoning Problem: 17th c. Chinese Pleasure Garden

Each week “It’s not GREek!” will present you with question types you are likely to see on the GRE, as well as a brief explanation on how to arrive at the answer for each question. We’ll start by examining a … 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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Sometimes it is Greek: Didactic

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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Sometimes it is Greek: Acculturation

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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