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Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 1:55am On Aug 11, 2014
Guys / Ladies in the house, lets use this wall to share those funny and rare GRE words.

Think about it, if you spend 15 mins to know 5 - 7 words a day on your favourite forum navigating pointless threads!! smiley

Then you stand a chance of learning over 150 - 200 words in a month excluding you self study!

Every body is welcome to share thier "New found" word.....


Materials could also be shared here
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Source: greword dot com
#TeamVocab
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 1:58am On Aug 11, 2014
paroxysm: ...like someone lacking oxygen goes crazy

MEANING (n) a sudden uncontrollable
attack

Officious: .....When your boss in the office is too official and intrusive sad
MEANING: (s) intrusive in a meddling or
offensive manner

welter: sounds like wealth! wealthy folks are confused on what to buy

MEANING: (n) a confused multitude of things

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 2:19am On Aug 11, 2014
# Refulgent
sounds like detergent which is used to
make things shine…so refulgent means glowing
or radiant.

MEANING :�Shining radiantly; resplendent.

SYNONYMS :�shining brightly; radiant; gleaming,
luminous

USAGE : George was positively glowing with
refulgent energy.

#Tawdry (adjective)
If a towel is cheap and inexpensive, it looks dry
�it does not look elegant

MEANING :
1. Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance.
2. Shameful or indecent

SYNONYMS :��cheap, tacky, flashy, vulgar,
plastic, tasteless, naff, gaudy�

USAGE :
tawdry jewelry
tawdry secrets.

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by Mrval20(m): 4:58am On Aug 11, 2014
Nice initiative. Waiting for more!
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 9:38am On Aug 11, 2014
Gbam!

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 9:52am On Aug 11, 2014
# Debility….means not physically able

MEANING :�The state of being weak or feeble;
infirmity.

SYNONYMS : feebleness, weakness, incapacity,
frailty, infirmity

USAGE :�Anxiety or general debility can play a
part in allergies.

source
www.majortests.com/gre/wordlist_01

# Tangent ....a tangent is a line that touches the edge of a circle, that is like staying at the edge or off topic

MEANING: going off the main subject

# Placid ...sounds close to acid! like some that dies from acid bath lying calmly on the floor.

MEANING: calm; peaceful

# Talisman ....like aTall man that uses his height to charm ladies! smiley
MEANING: Lucky charm
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 10:30pm On Aug 11, 2014
Billowing ....like blowing a (swelling) ballon
swelling; fluttering; waving

Cower
recoil in fear or servility; shrink away from

Enhance improve; make better or clearer

Harangue ...sounds like argue, in yoruba accent Hargue smiley ..lol
MEANING: noisy, attacking speech

Labyrinth a maze

Nullify
to counter; make unimportant

Plaintiff .....to accuse a thief(tiff) with plain facts
MEANING: petitioner (in court of law)

Replete ...like repeating an event over and over again like pourig water in a jar till its full!
MEANING: full


Tangible can be touched

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 10:58pm On Aug 11, 2014
Guys pls your ideas are welcome try and share a word or two please!
Rules
1. Get a GRE word
2. Give a short Mnemonic of the word
3. State the meaning.....simple!
please let you imagination go wild!... smiley
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 11:17pm On Aug 11, 2014
Labyrinthine ...remove the 'b' and add 'd' lt becomes Lady, remember that some ladies could have complicated issues.....lol na joke Oohh!

MEANING complicated; highly convoluted

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 11:30pm On Aug 11, 2014
Crepuscular ...sounds like muscular! ability to stay both day and night

MEANING: active at dawn and dusk

Acquiesce..... close to the word acuqisition

MEANING: to agree to without protest ; give in to


Laconic ...... like lack; To lack words!

MEANING: using few words; brief; to the point


WORD COUNT:>>>>> 21 New Words!
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by shakol91(m): 12:53am On Aug 12, 2014
@OP,I'm enjoying you. Pls continue,I dey always fear this exam. I'm following you
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by ridimic1: 12:54am On Aug 12, 2014
nice thread...brb for my words
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by shakol91(m): 1:08am On Aug 12, 2014
ridimic1: nice thread...brb for my words
@You and OP, is it a must for learners to know all the spellings. Like me once I see the word,I know the meaning but might not be able to write the correct spelling example "Labyrinthine". Pls how do you see it
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by boxiposhags: 1:53am On Aug 12, 2014
Hey! You're the quintessential nerd! You love spending time testing chemicals in the lab and aspire for the highest possible educational degree.
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by boxiposhags: 1:54am On Aug 12, 2014
boxiposhags: Hey! You're the quintessential nerd! You love spending time testing chemicals in the lab and aspire for the highest possible educational degree.
the result i got ....... very true
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by boxiposhags: 1:55am On Aug 12, 2014
boxiposhags: the result i got ....... very true
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/are-you-a-nerd-or-a-geek.html
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by Victomolola: 8:37am On Aug 12, 2014
Oriso= prayer emetic= disgusting; causing vomit; something that cause vomit consequential= significant; something that is important inter alia= among other things
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 7:11pm On Aug 13, 2014
Fortuitous (adjective)

Fortune is not destined to occur it happens by
chance, so an accidental happy event is

Fortuitous

MEANING :
1.� Happening by accident or chance.
a.� Happening by a fortunate accident or chance.
b.� Lucky or fortunate.
SYNONYMS : lucky, incidental, serendipitous,
fluky, random, providential, unforeseen,
contingent

Maelstrom (noun)
Mal means bad… So maelstrom is a
confusing�storm like situation .

MEANING :
1.� A violent or turbulent situation
2.� A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence.
SYNONYMS : disorder, tumult, chaos, turmoil,
swirl, whirlpool, eddy

Dissident
The act of � dissenting �or disagreeing
MEANING :�Disagreeing, as in opinion or belief.
One who disagrees; a dissenter.
SYNONYMS : protester, rebel, dissenter,
demonstrator, agitator

Pastiche
When anyone copies and PASTES or imitates
work of others it is called Pastiche. Especially
Artistic work.
MEANING :
1.�A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly
imitating the previous works of other artists, often
with satirical intent.
2.� A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a
hodgepodge
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 7:24pm On Aug 13, 2014
Vacuous (adjective)

Relate the word Vacuous to the word VACUUM
or VACANT…. which means empty .
MEANING :
1.� Devoid of matter; empty.
2. a.� Lacking intelligence; stupid.� b.� Devoid of
substance or meaning; inane:�a vacuous
comment.� c.� Devoid of expression; vacant.
3.� Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.
SYNONYMS : vapid, stupid, blank, vacant,
unintelligent
USAGE :
the usual vacuous comments from the chat-show
host
a vacuous comment.


Insentient (adjective)
Lack of SENTIMENTS or feelings is INSENTIENT.
MEANING :�Devoid of sensation or
consciousness; inanimate.
SYNONYMS : insensate, unfeeling, indifferent,
callous, numb
USAGE : an insentient doctine
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by shakol91(m): 9:49pm On Aug 13, 2014
@ electronic great job bro. still following

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by amscholar001: 11:17pm On Aug 13, 2014
@OP Nice one!!!
I believe this thread will help in learning new words.
Learning some of these GRE words alone has a sort of soporific effect.
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 11:34pm On Aug 13, 2014
cool grin
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by electronic(m): 1:27am On Aug 14, 2014
Totter: (verb) move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
synonyms : seesaw , teeter
(verb) move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
synonyms : seesaw , teeter
Mnemonic: DO+TARAF(side)- people who are on both side are always swaying either side: TOTTER and SAUNTER are rhyming
words which mean, to walk with a limp.

Torpor : (noun) inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
synonyms : listlessness , torpidity , torpidness , torpor
Mnemonic: Well its quite opposite to what is a topper who is naturally diligent.

Rife: sounds like life calabar accent (rife) life is common
Meaning: Common

Bulwark: earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
fortification, barricade; wall
Mnemonics: - BULL + WORK--BULLs were carrying bricks for the WORK of a wall construction.

Torpor : (noun) inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
synonyms : listlessness , torpidity , torpidness , torpor
Mnemonic: sounds like stupor! eating to stupor till u are no longer active till you become inactive.

Poseur: (noun) a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
synonyms : poser
Mnemonic: A POSEUR POSEs a lot.

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by tolutweety(m): 2:19pm On Aug 14, 2014
Just what i need @ ds moment .

will be right back with my words for today !!

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by shakol91(m): 2:20pm On Aug 14, 2014
@ Electronic can we do this alphabetically. Just a suggestion
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by tolutweety(m): 2:37pm On Aug 14, 2014
shakol91: @ Electronic can we do this alphabetically. Just a suggestion

no it wont be the best. we wont be able to cover wide before the exam.

One more thing, let the words be from our brains...not copied from anywhere, at such..you are building yourself !!
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by shakol91(m): 3:09pm On Aug 14, 2014
tolutweety:

no it wont be the best. we wont be able to cover wide before the exam.
alright

tolutweety: One more thing, let the words be from our brains...not copied from anywhere, at such..you are building yourself !!
but it must be GRE frequent words not outside gre exam
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by tolutweety(m): 3:11pm On Aug 14, 2014
shakol91: alright

but it must be GRE frequent words not outside gre exam

EXACTLY !! Words learnt from GRE practice tests n other GRE-related material
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by tolutweety(m): 3:19pm On Aug 14, 2014


1)
munificence :- muni is a preface meaning money ;
-ence is a suffix meaning something big or bright .
Hence, you can infer that munificence means money in abundance.
Dictionary meaning : generosity
Antonym : stinginess

2)
obfuscate :- ob- is a prefix usually meaning something -ve
Dictionary meaning : confuse, darken,bewilder

3)
delude :- deceive,cozen,lead-on .
Dont be deluded,you are going home tonight !

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by shakol91(m): 9:45pm On Aug 14, 2014
@ tolutweety and electronic,you guys are wonderful,Let's have more. To my wonderful guys,the best I can do here is to motivate and appreciate you guys, I'm just a learner learning from you guys. God bless you

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Re: Learn The Gre Word List by lequatee(m): 11:07pm On Aug 14, 2014
thanks Shakol for directing me here. i am glad you did. please i will still need my study buddies so any serious person interested should signify.thanks
Re: Learn The Gre Word List by amscholar001: 11:56pm On Aug 14, 2014
#Dilatory(Adj)
It is pronounced like "delay-tory" yeah right its what you thought

meaning:- slow or time wasting
=poky,laggard,etc


#Antipathy(Noun)
Most people like party, so if you have anti(against) party, you dislike party. grin

meaning:-feeling of intense dislike
=aversion,distaste


#Harried(Adj)
The word reminds you of Harry potter,who persistently get into trouble.

meaning:-Troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
=pestered,harassed,annoyed,vexed


#Mendacity(Noun)
Men in the city have a tendency to be unfaithful(untrue)

meaning:-The tendency to be untruthful
=veracity

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