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GRE Word of the Day - Martinet

  
  

Martinet

(n.) a person who rigidly demands that rules are followed; a strict disciplinarian

(pronounced "mahr-tn-ET" or "MAHR-tn-et")

  

drill sarge

Example Sentence:

  • Marty quickly realized that the drill sergeant was a martinet, so his best course of action was to closely follow all of the drill sergeant’s rules.

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GRE Word of the Day - Lobbyist

  
  

Lobbyist

(n.) a person who persuades legislators to vote in favor of a specific cause

(pronounced "LOB-ee-ist")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • The environmental company hired several lobbyists to persuade the senators to vote in favor of the energy bill.

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GRE Word of the Day - Layperson

  
  

Layperson

(n.) a person who is not a member of the clergy or a particular profession

(pronounced "LEY-pur-suhn")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Doctors need to remember that a layperson cannot understand medical jargon, so they must speak in clear and simple terms when talking to patients.

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GRE Word of the Day - Interlocutor

  
  

Interlocutor

(n.) a person who takes part in a conversation

(pronounced "in-ter-LOK-yuh-ter") 

  

conversation

Example Sentence:

  • At the apartment complex, the two interlocutors continued to debate the merits of television outside my bedroom window until well after midnight.

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GRE Word of the Day - Insinuator

  
  

Insinuator

(n.) a person who gives hints or suggestions in a sly manner

(pronounced "in-SIN-yoo-eyt-ur")

  

conversation

Example Sentence:

  • After rumors surfaced of Chad’s cheating on the SAT, Kelly acted as an insinuator and told his parents that most students found the test much more difficult than Chad did.

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GRE Word of the Day - Ingenue

  
  

Ingenue

(n.) an artless, innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

(pronounced "AN-zhuh-noo")

  

actress

Example Sentence:

  • The young actress will play the part of the ingenue, an innocent girl who becomes caught up in the plot in Act II.

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GRE Word of the Day - Iconoclast

  
  

Iconoclast

(n.) a person who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

(pronounced "ahy-KON-uh-klast")

  

author

Example Sentence:

  • Many religious leaders accused the author of being an iconoclast for presenting evidence that contrasted with the religion’s long-standing beliefs.

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GRE Word of the Day - Hedonist

  
  

Hedonist

(n.) a person dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure

(pronounced "HEED-n-ist")

  

nurse

Example Sentence:

  • After working for years as a hospice nurse, Heidi had no respect for the hedonist who lived next door; by only seeking pleasure, he left the more unpleasant activities to caretakers like Heidi.

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GRE Word of the Day - Gourmand

  
  

Gourmand

(n.) a person who enjoys eating good food

(pronounced "goor-MAHND")

  

eating

Example Sentence:

  • gourmand all his life, it was only natural that Goren became a professional food critic after culinary school.

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GRE Word of the Day - Glutton

  
  

Glutton

(n.) a person who eats too much or who has an extreme capacity for something

(pronounced "GLUHT-n")

  

Buffet

Example Sentence:

  • Glenn was a glutton at the buffet; he ate two hamburgers, three slices of pizza, one pound of potato salad, six cookies, and four slices of cake.

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