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GRE Word of the Day - Totalitarian

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


Totalitarian

(n.) a leader of a government that has total control and authority over the people

(pronounced "toh-tal-i-TAIR-ee-uhn") 

  

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Example Sentence:

  • The leader of the small country is a totalitarian who has complete control over his people, from the types of cars they can drive to the jobs they can retain.

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GRE Word of the Day - Squander

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 13, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Squander

(v.) to waste

(pronounced "SKWON-der")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • Instead of working on her midterm project, Caroline squandered her entire Sunday afternoon watching TV and playing video games.

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GRE Word of the Day - Sycophant

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Sycophant

(n.) a person who flatters others in order to gain personal favor; a brown-noser

(pronounced "SIK-uh-fuhnt")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • Sidney is a sycophant who compliments our English teacher on her hairstyle and outfit in order to get a better grade on his assignments.

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GRE Word of the Day - Scribe

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 11, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Scribe

(n.) a journalist or other writer

(pronounced "skrahyb")

  

journalist

Example Sentence:

  • The police chief was interviewed by a scribe who wanted details about the arrest of the suspect for tomorrow’s front page story.

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GRE Word of the Day - Savant

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 10, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Savant

(n.) a person who has learned extensive knowledge

(pronounced "sa-VAHNT")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • When it comes to mathematics, Savannah is a savant; she can solve the most complicated equations that leave most math professions stumped.

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GRE Word of the Day - Sage

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 9, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Sage

(n.) a person who is very wise

(pronounced "seyj")

  

wise man

Example Sentence:

  • Villagers who have seemingly unsolvable problems often seek the advice of the sage.

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GRE Word of the Day - Rumormonger

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Rumormonger

(n.) a person who spreads rumors and gossip

(pronounced "ROO-mer-muhng-ger")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • Rachel was a rumormonger who hoarded gossip and spread rumors about everyone in school.

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GRE Word of the Day - Ruffian

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Ruffian

(n.) a tough, violent person

(pronounced "RUHF-ee-uhn")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • The police were on the lookout for a gang of ruffians who had robbed several people downtown.

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GRE Word of the Day - Reviler

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 4, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Reviler

(n.) a person who uses abusive language

(pronounced "ri-VAHYL-er")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • Reva’s husband was a reviler who constantly criticized her appearance and behavior.

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GRE Word of the Day - Reformist

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Jun 3, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Reformist

(n.) a person who favors reform

(pronounced "ri-FAWR-mist")

  

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Example Sentence:

  • The school board hired a reformist as the new principal, hoping he could change the negative image of the high school.

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