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GRE Word of the Day- incursion

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

incursion

(n) a hostile entrance into foreign territory; a raid

(pronounced "in-KUR-zhuhn")

  

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Example Sentences:

The guerrilla group's incursion into Mexico was met with resistance from the Mexican army.  

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GRE Word of the Day- intransigence

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 11:00:00 AM

intransigence

(n) the condition of being stubborn and uncompromising; inflexible

(pronounced "in·TRAN·suh·gens")

  

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Example Sentences:

Janelle's intransigence made her difficult to get along with, and often caused fights between her and her friends.    

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GRE Word of the Day-intrinsically

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 11:00:00 AM

intrinsically

(adv) naturally inherent to something

(pronounced "in-TRIN-sik-uh-lee")

  

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Example Sentences:

The criminal was intrinsically violent, unable to control his dangerous, treacherous impulses.    

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GRE Word of the Day- Ostentatious

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

OSTENTATIOUS

(adj.) pretentious and boastful

(pronounced " os-ten-TEY-shuh s")

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Example Sentences:

“ Visitors should avoid wearing expensive jewelry, displaying large sums of cash in public, or otherwise appearing OSTENTATIOUS." 

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GRE Word of the Day- Inscrutability

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

inscrutability

(n) the state of being hard to understand or investigate

(pronounced "in-skroo-tuh-BUHL-uh-tee")

  

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Example Sentences:

The novel's inscrutability made it, at times, hard to navigate; it was difficult to surmise the characters' aims and motivations, or understand their actions.  

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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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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")

  

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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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