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GRE Word of the Day- DIMINUTIVE

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Diminutive

(adj.) extremely small in size

(pronounced "dih-MIN-yuh-tiv")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • He was a standout on the football field despite his diminutive stature.

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GRE Word of the Day- FATUOUS

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Fatuous

(adj) foolish

(pronounced "FACH-oo-uh s")

  

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Example Sentence:

After his second tantrum, Jimmy was admonished by his mother to stop his fatuous behavior; if he didn't behave, she said, they would leave immediately. 

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GRE Word of the Day- EXTRAPOLATE

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Extrapolate

(v) to use past knowledge to hypothesize or estimate

(pronounced "ik-STRAP-uh-leyt")

  

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Example Sentence:

Although she had not done the required reading for the class, Maura extrapolated to correctly answer her professor's question. 

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GRE Word of the Day- EXTOL

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Extol

(v) to praise 

(pronounced "IK-stohl")

  

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Example Sentence:

Upon arriving in Venice, Anne was completely taken aback by the picturesque nature of the city, and spent much of the trip extolling its historical beauty and appeal.

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GRE Word of the Day- EXTANT

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Extant

(adj) the opposite of extinct; still existing 

(pronounced "EK-stuhnt")

  

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Example Sentence:

The scientists were shocked by their discovery of the fish; they had believed the species extinct for millennia, and had suddenly been given proof of its extant status.   

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GRE Word of the Day- EXIGENT

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Exigent

(adj) needing necessary, immediate action 

(pronounced "EK-si-juhnt")

  

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Example Sentence:

The exigent matter was brought quickly to the President's attention.  

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GRE Word of the Day- INIMITABLE

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

inimitable

(adj) incapable of being copied or imitated; unique

(pronounced "ih-NIM-i-tuh-buhl")

  

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Example Sentences:

The scholar was adamant in her assessment; although many have tried to imitate Shakespeare's style, she steadfastly maintained, he has remained one of great inimitable playwrights of all time.  

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GRE Word of the Day- MERCENARY

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

mercenary

(n) a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army

(pronounced "MUR-suh-ner-ee")

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Example Sentence:

The mercenary had no attachment to the cause for which he was fighting; his primary motivation was the money he would be paid at the end of his assignment. 

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GRE Word of the Day- INDEFATIGABILITY

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM

indefatigability

(n) the state of never growing tired

(pronounced "in-di-fat-i-guh-BUHL-uh-tee")

  

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Example Sentences:

Comic book heroes like Superman always seem to possess, in addition to their super powers, a sense of indefatigability

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GRE Word of the Day- INCORRIGIBLE

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 11:00:00 AM

incorrigible

(adj) impossible to control or reform; bad beyond correction

(pronounced "in-KAWR-i-juh-buhl")

  

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Example Sentences:

The criminal was incorrigible; his multiple offenses eventually resulted in a prison sentence exceeding thirty years. 

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