PowerScore GRE Word of Day: PLATITUDINOUS

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

PLATITUDINOUS

(adj) dull and unoriginal; clichéd

(pronounced “plat-i-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-”)

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Example Sentence:

“He winced, but Joan rattled on with the PLATITUDINOUS originality of youth.” From "Adventure" by Jack London 

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GRE Word of the Day: Plausable

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

PLAUSIBLE

(adj) believable

(pronounced “plaw-zuh-buh l”)

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Example Sentence:

“They have failed to find a PLAUSIBLE explanation for its existence.”  

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GRE Word of the Day- POLEMIC

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 11:00:00 AM

POLEMIC

(adj) relating to controversy

(pronounced “puh-lem-ik, poh-”)

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Example Sentence:

“The Journal does not desire to engage in a POLEMIC editorial debate.”  

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GRE Word of Day: VENAL

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

VENAL

adjective: corruptible for a price; open to bribery

(pronounced “veen-l” )

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Example Sentence:

“VENAL and inept, his government surely needs to be replaced."  

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GRE Word of the Day- CULPABILITY

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

Culpability

(n.) guilt or blame that is deserved

(pronounced "kuhl-puh-BIL-i-tee")

  

stolen money

Example Sentence:

Despite Farrah's strong assertions to the contrary, the evidence demonstrated that the culpability assigned to her after the embezzlement scandal was well-deserved.

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GRE Word of the Day- CURMUDGEON

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

Curmudgeon

(n.) an ill-tempered person, often penny-pinching and stubborn

(pronounced "ker-MUHJ-uhn")

  

angry old man

Example Sentence:

My next-door neighbor, Mr. Macallister, was such a curmudgeon that even his own pets ran away from him!

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GRE Word of the Day-DECIMMATION

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Decimation

(n.) the act of destroying or killing a large population

(pronounced "des-uh-MEY-shun")

  

rainforest

Example Sentence:

The rapid destruction of the rainforest resulted in the decimation of hundreds of rare insect species indigenous to the area.

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GRE Word of the Day- DISINGENUOUS

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Disingenuous

(adj.) insincere

(pronounced "dis-in-JEN-yoo-uhs")

  

annoyed disingenuous man

Example Sentence:

Although Smitty verbally praised the work of his classmates, the expression on his face belied how disingenuous his words actually were. 

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GRE Word of the Day- DISINTER

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Disinter

(v.) to exhume a grave

(pronounced "dis-in-TUR")

  

gravestone

Example Sentence:

As part of the criminal investigation, the victim's body had to be disinterred

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GRE Word of the Day- DISTILLATE

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Distillate

(n.) a liquid produced from the condensation of vapors during distillation

(pronounced "DIS-tl-it")

  

beaker

Example Sentence:

The experiment called for the students to mix the chemical compound and then produce a distillate.  

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