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GRE Word of the Day - Mercenary

  
  

Mercenary

(n.) a person hired to fight for a country other than his or her own

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

  

soldier

Example Sentence:

  • During the American Revolution, Great Britain hired thousands of German mercenaries to fight against the colonists.

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GRE Word of the Day - Mediator

  
  

Mediator

(n.) a person who negotiates or settles disagreements between parties

(pronounced "MEE-dee-ey-ter")

  

mediate

Example Sentence:

  • Megan and Melody brought in a peer mediator to settle their fight over the purple sweater.

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GRE Word of the Day - Maverick

  
  

Maverick

(n.) a person who chooses to be independent in behavior or thought

(pronounced "MAV-er-ik" or "MAV-rik") 

  

cow

Example Sentence:

  • Even though the other ranchers were branding their cattle, Sam was a maverick who believed he did not need to follow the rules set by his associates.

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GRE Word of the Day - Matriarch

  
  

Matriarch

(n.) the female head of a family

(pronounced "MEY-tree-ahrk")

  

grandma

Example Sentence:

  • As the matriarch of the family, Grandma sat at the head of the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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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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