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GRE Word of the Day- Insipid

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

insipid

(adj) boring; tasteless; bland

(pronounced "in-SIP-id")

  

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Example Sentences:

Our meal at the restaurant was insipid; it was obvious the chef had used no herbs, spices, or condiments.   

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GRE Word of the Day- Insularity

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

insularity

(n) the state of being isolated like an island

(pronounced "in-suh-LER-uh-tee")

  

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Example Sentences:

The insularity Amelia felt after moving to the foreign country was unsettling; she was used to being the center of attention, heavily involved in social groups and outings.    

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GRE Word of the Day- intractable

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

intractable

(adj) difficult and stubborn

(pronounced "in-TRAK-tuh-buhl")

  

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Example Sentences:

Mallory was saddened by her husband's intractable attitude, and wished he was more willingness to make sacrifices and compromises.

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GRE Word of the Day- Incense

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

incense

(v) to make angry; (n) a substance burned to make an aroma

(pronounced "in-SENS" or "IN-sens")

  

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Example Sentences:

Anne was incensed by Harry's rude remarks.

The church smelled of incense and candle wax.  

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GRE Word of the Day- Diction

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

Diction

(n.) word choice in writing or speaking

(pronounced "DIK-shuhn")

  

words

Example Sentence:

Henry often opted for simple diction, attempting to ensure that the vast majority of people would clearly and immediately understand what he was saying.

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GRE Word of the Day- Avow

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


Avow

(v.) to declare openly

(pronounced "uh-VOU")

  

love

Example Sentence:

Stewart, tired of hiding his true feelings, avowed his love for Catherine in front of her whole family.

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GRE Word of the Day- Belligerent

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Belligerent

(adj.) hostile and difficult

(pronounced "uh-VOU")

  

yelling

Example Sentence:

Hollis found herself dreading going to work due to her boss' belligerent nature.

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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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