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GRE Word of the Day - Zenith

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 3, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Zenith

(n.) the highest point

(pronounced "ZEE-nith")

  

mountain

Example Sentence:

  • Once Ryan and Kelly were a hundred yards from the peak of the mountain, the zenith was in clear view.

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GRE Word of the Day - Garrulous

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 2, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Garrulous

(adj.) extremely talkative

(pronounced "GAR-uh-luhs")

  

phone

Example Sentence:

  • Holly was kept on the phone for an hour and a half by her garrulous aunt.

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GRE Word of the Day - Somber

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jul 1, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Somber

(adj.) gloomy or serious

(pronounced "som-BER")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Anne was somber after getting the news she didn't make the field hockey team.

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GRE Word of the Day - Vacillate

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Vacillate

(v.) to move from side to side

(pronounced "VAS-uh-leyt")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • For the entire week, Kevin vacillated over whether or not to attend Gabe's party.

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GRE Word of the Day - Alienate

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Alienate

(v.) to create hostility or indifference

(pronounced "EYL-yuh-neyt")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Allen alienated his classmates by insulting them and refusing to participate in group activities.

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GRE Word of the Day - Adhere

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 26, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Adhere

(v.) to stick to; to follow through

(pronounced "ad-HEER")

  

contract

Example Sentence:

  • Once you sign the athletic code of conduct, you must adhere to school rules in order to be eligible to participate on the team.

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GRE Word of the Day - Accessible

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 25, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Accessible

(adj.) easy to approach, obtain, or use

(pronounced "ak-SES-uh-buhl")

  

closed

Example Sentence:

  • Part of the reason the restaurant failed was that it wasn’t in an accessible location; many customers complained about how difficult it was to get there.

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GRE Word of the Day - Virtuoso

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


Virtuoso

(n.) a person who has mastered a certain skill or field

(pronounced "vur-choo-OH-soh")

  

violin

Example Sentence:

  • Tonight I am attending a free concert in the park that features a young virtuoso on the violin.

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GRE Word of the Day - Utopian

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


Utopian

(n.) a person who believes (often impractically) in an ideal society achieved though social reform

(pronounced "yoo-TOH-pee-uhn")

  

homeless

Example Sentence:

  • As a utopian, Eunice believes that she can end homelessness though a program that teaches money management to homeless people.

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GRE Word of the Day - Utilitarian

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Utilitarian

(n.) a person who believes that the value of something depends on its usefulness

(pronounced "yoo-til-i-TAIR-ee-uhn")

  

horse

Example Sentence:

  • As a strict utilitarian, Mr. Utley had no use for the horse with the limp; even though she was his favorite horse, he would not keep her if she couldn’t help with the plowing.

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