GRE Word of the Day- Diffidence

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

Diffidence

(n.) the state of being shy, reserved, or restrained

(pronounced "DIF-i-duhns")

  

shy person

Example Sentence:

At the party, Emma chose diffidence over cordiality, and stayed in the shadows near the back of the room, where no one would see her or talk to her. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Corpuscle

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

Corpuscle

(n.) a microscopic particle, most often a cell

(pronounced "KAWR-puh-suhl")

  

corpuscle microscope lab tech

Example Sentence:

The laboratory technician thoroughly examined each of the corpuscles under the microscope. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Foolhardy

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

Foolhardy

(adj) recklessly bold; foolishly rash

(pronounced "FOOL-hahr-dee")

  

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Example Sentence:

Adam, in a foolhardy move, ignored his friends' pleas for caution and dove off the highest rock and into the ocean below.  

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GRE Word of the Day- Supercilious

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Supercilious

(adj.) arrogantly proud and disdainful

(pronounced "soo-per-SIL-ee-uhs")

  

flipflops

Example Sentence:

  • The haughty socialite gave me a supercilious smirk when I came to her party in flip flops.

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GRE Word of the Day- Emollient

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Emollient

(n/adj) something that softens skin

(pronounced "ih-MOL-yuhnt")

  

lotion

Example Sentence:

Emma used an emollient lotion on her face; her dermatologist recommended she apply it nightly to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  

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GRE Word of the Day: Desultory

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

Desultory

(adj.) jumping from one thing to another; inconsistent

(pronounced "des-uhl-TAWR-ee")

  

group project

Example Sentence:

Impatient with her friends' desultory attitude towards the group project, Tamara demanded that they get serious about working together and completing their tasks. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Disparage

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

Disparage

(v.) to belittle and dishonor

(pronounced "dih-SPAR-ij")

  

liar

Example Sentence:

Tammy found out that Raul had disparaged her to co-workers with untrue remarks and false accusations. 

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GRE Word of the Day- Disputatious

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Disputatious

(adj.) inclined to dispute, argue, or disagree

(pronounced "dis-pyoo-TEY-shuhs")

  

gavel

Example Sentence:

The disputatious tenants filed five different lawsuits against their landlord in the seven years they lived at the apartment complex.   

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GRE Word of the Day-Dolt

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

Dolt

(n.) a dull, stupid person

(pronounced "dohlt")

  

charlie brown

Example Sentence:

In the Peanuts comics, Lucy often called Charlie Brown a "blockhead" or dolt.  

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GRE Word of the Day- Ascribe

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


Ascribe

(v.) to attribute to a source or a cause

(pronounced "uh-SKRAHYB")

  

soldier

Example Sentence:

  • ascribed my headache to the hours I had spent reading the night before.

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