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GRE Word of the Day - Pugilist

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on May 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Pugilist

(n.) a person who fights with his fists; a boxer

(pronounced "PYOO-juh-list")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • The two pugilists entered the ring for the first round of the boxing match.

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GRE Word of the Day - Prude

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


Prude

(n.) a person who is excessively concerned about proper behavior

(pronounced "prood")

  

water ball

Example Sentence:

  • Prudence is a prude so it is unlikely that she will be willing to sneak into the neighbor’s pool for a late night swim. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Protege

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


Protégé

(n.) a person who receives training, protection, or care from an influential person

(pronounced "PROH-tuh-zhey")

  

training

Example Sentence:

  • The successful businessman chose his niece as a protégé in order to teach her about the family business. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Proprietor

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


Proprietor

(n.) the owner of a business

(pronounced "pruh-PRAHY-i-ter")

  

owner

Example Sentence:

  • The proprietor had owned the seaside inn for sixty years and had the honor of serving many celebrity guests over the years. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Proponent

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on May 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Proponent

(n.) a person who supports a cause; an advocate

  

bill

Example Sentence:

  • The senator, a proponent of alternative fuels, created a bill which would help decrease dependency on oil. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Prodigy

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on May 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Prodigy

(n.) a person, often a child, who is
extraordinarily gifted or talented

(pronounced "PROD-i-jee")

  

piano

Example Sentence:

  • The musical prodigy could play the most complicated Mozart composition on a piano by the time he was five years old. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Prig

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


Prig

(n.) a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

(pronounced "prig")

  

stuck up

Example Sentence:

  • Prissy was a prig who found fault with the landscaping of all of her neighbors’ homes; none of the residents had a lawn as manicured as hers. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Populist

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


Populist

(n.) a person who supports the rights and powers of the common people

(pronounced "POP-yuh-list")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • The candidate is a populist who believes in promoting the causes of the working classes. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Popularizer

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


Popularizer

(n.) a person who makes something popular with the general public

(pronounced "POP-yuh-luh-rahy-zuhr")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • Edward Lear, the popularizer of the limerick, published his first book of the five-lined poems in 1846. 

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GRE Word of the Day - Philanthropist

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on May 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Philanthropist

(n.) a person who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

(pronounced "fi-LAN-thruh-pist")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • As a young philanthropist, Phillip used to donate his allowance to the homeless shelter.

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