GRE Word of the Day- CONVIVIAL

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Convivial

(adj.) enjoying social interaction

(pronounced "kuhn-VIV-ee-uh")

  

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Example Sentence:

Joseph's convivial personality always made him the life of the party.  

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GRE Word of the Day- CONVENTIONAL

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Conventional

(adj.) customary or traditional

(pronounced "kuhn-VEN-shuh-nl")

  

Wedding Toasts

Example Sentence:

  • As a long-time traditionalist, her ideas for the wedding reception were very conventional.

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GRE Word of the Day- SUBLIME

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Sublime

(adj.) awe-inspiring; majestic

(pronounced "suh-BLAHYM")

  

sublime

Example Sentence:

  • The Josh Groban concert was sublime; I was amazed by his live performance.

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GRE Word of the Day- STYMIE

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Stymie

(v.) to stump or puzzle

(pronounced "STAHY-mee")

  

confused

Example Sentence:

  • The issues with the radiator stymied the inexperienced automobile mechanic.

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GRE Word of the Day-SUCCULENT

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Succulent

(adj.) juicy

(pronounced "SUHK-yuh-luhnt")

  

peach

Example Sentence:

  • The fresh-picked peach was ripe and succulent.

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GRE Word of the Day- CONVENE

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Convene

(v.) to come together

(pronounced "kuhn-VEEN")

  

meeting

Example Sentence:

  • The meeting was scheduled to convene at noon, but most participants didn't arrive until after 12:30.

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GRE Word of the Day- Entreat

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Entreat

(v) to ask for with sincerity

(pronounced "en-TREET")

  

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Example Sentence:

Sean ran after Stephanie, entreating her not to go. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Exculpate

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

Exculpate

(v) to acquit or clear of blame 

(pronounced "EK-skuhl-peyt")

  

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Example Sentence:

The attorney's ultimate goal was to convince the jury to exculpate his client. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Frieze

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

Frieze

(n) any decorative band at the top or near the top of a building or piece of furniture

(pronounced "freez")

  

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What truly made ancient Greek architecture stand out was the astonishing level of detail demonstrated in the scenes depicted in the friezes.    

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GRE Word of the Day- Gainsay

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Gainsay

(v) to deny

(pronounced "GEYN-sey")

  

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Example Sentence:

"All the rational arguments in the word cannot gainsay the fact that I know in my heart something is wrong," said Lona. 

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