GRE Word of the Day- Beseech

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Beseech

(v.) to urgently request

(pronounced "bih-SEECH")

  

begging

Example Sentence:

Brenda beseeched Aaron to stop taunting her, to no avail.

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GRE Word of the Day- Boor

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Boor

(n.) a crude person lacking culture and refinement

(pronounced "boor")

  

mrrude

Example Sentence:

Bernice was a boor; she never thought before she spoke, and her comments were always in poor taste. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Burgeon

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Burgeon

(v.) to grow or blossom

(pronounced "BUR-juhn")

  

happywoman

Example Sentence:

Amy's transformation the summer of her sophomore year was astonishing; she burgeoned from a shy, reticent girl into an outgoing, bubbly woman.

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GRE Word of the Day- Inadvertant

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

inadvertent

(adj) careless; unintentional

(pronounced "in-uhd-VUR-tnt")

  

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Example Sentence:

Caroline's inadvertent remarks over Thanksgiving dinner insulted much of her family, turning the pleasant get-together into an angry event. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Implosion

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 11:00:00 AM

implosion

(n) an inward collapse

(pronounced "im-PLOH-zhuhn")

  

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Example Sentence:

The company was rife with fiscal and moral corruption, making its eventual implosion unavoidable.    

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GRE Word of the Day-implacable

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 11:00:00 AM

implacable

(adj) impossible to appease or satisfy

(pronounced "im-PLAK-uh-buhl")

  

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Example Sentence:

No matter what Maura did, her baby was implacable and cried almost without interruption for over four hours.   

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GRE Word of the Day- Imperturbability

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 11:00:00 AM

imperturbability

(n) self-assured calm and collectedness

(pronounced "im-per-tur-buh-BUHL-uh-tee")

  

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Example Sentence:

Sean's imperturbability in the face of danger was both impressive and reassuring.  

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GRE Word of the Day- Imperiousness

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 12:00:00 PM

imperiousness

(n) the condition of being overbearing or dictatorial

(pronounced "im-peer-ee-uhs-nuss")

  

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Example Sentences:

Yolanda's imperiousness and unwillingness to compromise made her a very poor team captain.   

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GRE Word of the Day- Encapsulated

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Encapsulate

(v) to put in a capsule; to summarize or condense

(pronounced "en-KAP-suh-leyt")

  

encapsulate

Example Sentence:

The scientists encapsulated the chemical before disposing of it. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Buoyant

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 11:01:00 AM


Buoyant

(adj.) tending to float OR being light-hearted and merry

(pronounced "BOI-uhnt")

  

Smiling Woman

Example Sentence:

In the experiment, the large log floated while the small bolt sank because wood is more buoyant than stainless steel.

Marissa couldn't stand Meredith's overly buoyant personality; even when told serious or sad news, Meredith could do nothing but smile and laugh. 

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