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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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GRE Word of the Day - Usurper

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 19, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Usurper

(n.) a person who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another

(pronounced "yoo-SURP-er")

  

evilqueen

Example Sentence:

  • The usurper overthrew the reigning queen in a bloody rebellion and took power immediately.

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GRE Word of the Day - Understudy

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


Understudy

(n.) an actor able to replace a regular performer when required

(pronounced "UHN-der-stuhd-ee") 

  

actor

Example Sentence:

  • The understudy was required to learn the dialogue for three different roles in case any of the three actors could not perform on opening night.

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GRE Word of the Day - Troubadour

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


Troubadour

(n.) a traveling singer

(pronounced "TROO-buh-dawr")

  

singer

Example Sentence:

  • The troubadour traveled from city to city, entertaining market crowds or restaurant patrons with his folk songs about life on the road.

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GRE Word of the Day - Totalitarian

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


Totalitarian

(n.) a leader of a government that has total control and authority over the people

(pronounced "toh-tal-i-TAIR-ee-uhn") 

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • The leader of the small country is a totalitarian who has complete control over his people, from the types of cars they can drive to the jobs they can retain.

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GRE Word of the Day - Squander

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 13, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Squander

(v.) to waste

(pronounced "SKWON-der")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Instead of working on her midterm project, Caroline squandered her entire Sunday afternoon watching TV and playing video games.

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GRE Word of the Day - Sycophant

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Sycophant

(n.) a person who flatters others in order to gain personal favor; a brown-noser

(pronounced "SIK-uh-fuhnt")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Sidney is a sycophant who compliments our English teacher on her hairstyle and outfit in order to get a better grade on his assignments.

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