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GRE Word of the Day - Nemesis

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Nemesis

(n.) an opponent or enemy

(pronounced "NEM-uh-sis")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Jenn was nervous about competing against her nemesis in the egg toss competition on field day.

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GRE Word of the Day - Rustic

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Rustic

(adj.) characteristic of country life

(pronounced "RUHS-tik")

  

farm

Example Sentence:

  • After one week on the farm, Bekki decided that she wasn't a fan of the rustic lifestyle; she preferred life in the big city.

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GRE Word of the Day - Ensconced

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM


Ensconced

(v.) to settle securely or snugly

(pronounced "en-SKONSD")

  

Ensconced

Example Sentence:

  • The family moved to California and is now ensconced in an idyllic community in the mountains.

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GRE Word of the Day - Refute

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Refute

(v.) to prove to be false or to deny as true

(pronounced "ri-FYOOT")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • The politician refuted claims that he had been arrested for reckless driving.

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GRE Word of the Day - Rescind

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Rescind

(v.) to abrogate or revoke

(pronounced "ri-SIND")

  

prom

Example Sentence:

  • Erin was shocked when Darryl rescinded his invitation to prom and asked her best friend instead.

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GRE Word of the Day - Surfeit

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Surfeit

(n.) an excessive amount

(pronounced "SUR-fit")

  

beet

Example Sentence:

  • After a season of heavy rain, Shrute Farms had a surfeit of beets.

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GRE Word of the Day - Vigilant

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 17, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Vigilant

(adj.) alerted, watchful

(pronounced "VIJ-uh-luhnt")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Karen kept a vigilant eye on the children she was babysitting.

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GRE Word of the Day - Epitome

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Epitome

(n.) a perfect example

(pronounced "ih-PIT-uh-mee")

  

bad day

Example Sentence:

  • Today was the epitome of a horrible day, Oscar's car wouldn't start, he forgot to pack a lunch and left his reports for that afternoon's meeting on his kitchen table.

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GRE Word of the Day - Adroit

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Adroit

(adj.) skillful or resourceful

(pronounced "uh-DROIT")

  

sewing

Example Sentence:

  • Phyllis was an adroit seamstress, able to replicate even the most complex patterns.

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GRE Word of the Day - Devoid

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Devoid

(adj.) completely lacking

(pronounced "dih-VOID")

  

detention

Example Sentence:

  • After Jim informed his mother that he had been talking in class again and would be serving detention all next week her expression was devoid of sympathy.

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