This eBook is a compilation of the most popular Revised GRE vocabulary word list posts from the. Magoosh GRE blog. We've found that. This word has other definitions but this is the most important one for the GRE She did not think her vocabulary was wanting, yet there were so many words. 15 free GRE word lists in an easy to learn format from You can view the word Remember - work on vocabulary is never a waste of time. It pays .

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The GRE Words You Must Know – Complete Word List. Word. Definition abate v. to diminish in intensity v. to cause to diminish in intensity aberrant. So you may be looking for right GRE vocabulary now. Possibly you just want to print the words in PDF or your device only supports PDF document. No matter. 1, GRE Vocabulary List. 2, WORD, DEFINITION. 3. 4, abacus, frame with balls for calculating. 5, abate, to lessen to subside. 6, abdication, giving up control.

Your eyes will glaze over quickly, your brain will fall asleep…you might as well being watching daytime television.

Perhaps most importantly, the definitions here are very vague and not at all adequate for the sense of how a word functions in context. Like anything Nova releases for verbal, avoid. This list really is a travesty to GRE word lists. Words are vaguely—and often mistakenly—defined.

Avoid these lists at all costs. The words chosen here are all pretty much high-frequency words. But what you do get is vocabulary. All you have to do is click on the word itself. This is a quiz in which you either have to come up with the definition or choose an answer that best matches the context in which a word is used. So if you use vocabulary.

Just type in Magoosh GRE into the search box, and you will come up with different sets of Magoosh flashcards. Some of them also, use words that show up in our product, words that are also high-frequency vocab words. This is perhaps the most important part of using a word list — doing it the right way. Reading through a word list of unknown words is the single most ineffective way to study vocabulary.

If you catch yourself studying this way, stop. Do something else, anything else short of committing a misdemeanor, for reading a word list truly is criminal. Well, our brains learn from being challenged. What most are wont to do is to read each word, then the definition.

At that point, they think they have learned the word. After all, the definition is right there. Ask them to provide the word once you read the definition and you might as well be asking them what the capital of Equatorial Guinea is. It takes the flashcard concept which is based on randomized order and expands upon it by offering excellent quizzes. Remember, the brain learns while being challenged!

This post was originally published in March and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. I think you can help me out. As a newbie, where should I start memorizing vocabulary? Please guide me how I can improve in vocabulary sphere. Thanks for reaching out to Magoosh! The GRE tests how vocabulary functions in context, not specific memorized definitions of words. Here are a few more blog posts that you may find helpful: Our flashcards are a good place to start to familiarize yourself with common GRE vocabulary.

If you steadily work through a words a day, you will quickly build your vocabulary! I browsed through the website, there are a number of word lists by the same name.

Can you tell me which one are you referring to? Just keep in mind that these are all user-created, so you should find one that looks well made! Thanks for your help! Just a general question. This is my first comment on any of your blogs..

I did not get any notification on my email after your reply. Just wanted to know is that the case? Am I not suppose to get a notification after you reply to my comment? Yes, it should give you an email notification. Hi, Chris! We actually recommend that you forget about word lists altogether! They are not a very effective way to learn vocabulary, especially since it misses the point of vocabulary on the GRE! Many students memorize thousands of definitions but still have trouble with the simplest TC and SE questions because of this!

Ultimately, having a high-level reading practice and learning words in their natural context is the best way to prepare for the GRE.

You can see more on this strategy here: Reading Vocabulary in Context. However, if you want to sit for the exam, I would highly recommend utilizing a GRE test prep resource, whether Magoosh or another test prep. To be comfortable with the exam and reach your target score, you want to have a lot of practice with both the Verbal and Quant sections of the exam, as well as time to focus on improving on your weaknesses. Feel free to check out the 1-Week free trial in Magoosh! I am a Magoosh GRE student.

We recommend that you choose one source and use it! I recommend reading for at least half an hour a day, and if you have time, try to read for about an hour a day! Pause every so often, and recap the main message in your own words. About once a month, Chris selects an GRE-level article and provides both GRE vocabulary for you to focus on as you read, as well as a brief discussion of the piece. HI chris, my question is that there are same words in vocabulary builder and magoosh flash cards?

These same words appear in the Vocabulary Builder App. But there, the words from the flashcards are presented in a series of quiz questions. For each word, you see a multiple-choice list of synonyms and brief definitions, and you select correct answers from those lists.

Studying a word n a few different contexts and learning it in a few different styles can really accelerate your vocabulary learning and help you remember the words more fully and accurately.

Will Magoosh cover up that words? We recommend that you stick to one source for GRE vocab. But even so, most word lists are similar because we see the same words over and over in the GRE. As for the keywords in text completions my best recommendation is to take the time to study the explanation video for all of the questions that you struggle with.

Take the time to read the text carefully, try to identify the key words and shift words yourself, and then compare that to the video explanation. If you struggle finding these words yourself, the best course of action is to study the explanations so that you can learn how to think about these passages. One more thing: I think I can master at most w before my exam.

Which wordlist I should follow now? There are quite a few addtioanl GRE word lists out there that could be helpful. Word lists will only help you to a certain point. I am planning to give my gre in 20 days and aiming a score of around I need to score at least in verbal. The best way to improve your verbal score is with frequent reading every day and expandind your vocabulary.

Our flashcards contain 1, of the most useful GRE words. So, to begin, I encourage you to try to master these words. Knowing high-frequency GRE words can definitely help, which is why we made the flashcards, after all!

On the other hand, unfortunately, knowing vocabulary is just part of the battle. This will improve your knowledge of vocabulary in context, your ability to process complex sentences, and your reading comprehension skills in general.

Second, you need to practice focused, active reading. You need to read with purpose. Please see this article on how to read actively: I recommend reading articles on topics you would normally not choose to read. You can find some good article suggestions here: You should also be using these reading materials to learn vocab in context. This is the absolute best way to improve your vocabulary, since the GRE focuses on vocab in context for the verbal section: I hope this helps!

Which revised word list should I choose? Good question! We constantly monitor progress our students make and get a ton of feedback because we are invested in making sure that our products are doing their job!

You can honestly pick any word list to get you started. As soon as you feel comfortable, you should shift to reading high quality reading materials and learning words in context rather than relying just on rote memorization of list after list. The context and tricky grammar matter as much as the words themselves! I hope this helps. You got through 1, Magoosh words. Very impressive! Really though, once you get to a very high level with your word lists, you should also start studying GRE vocabulary by reading vocabulary in context.

Adulterate verb alter or debase, often for profit Of all teas, I love green tea the most and would never adulterate it with sweeteners; even a pitch of sugar would be a desecration. Vociferous adj. Taciturn adj. Obdurate adj. Garrulous adj. Lionize verb — treat someone as a celebrity The retired lieutenant is being lionized as a paragon of integrity for standing up against corruption. Imminent adj.

Frivolous adj — trivial, silly Ram was passionate and serious about collecting coins but his friends thought it was a frivolous activity. Benign adj. Dissonance noun — lack of harmony, disagreement There is a great deal of dissonance between the conflicting evidences produced by both the parties and hence the judge had to close the case on account of lack of sufficient evidence.

Inculpate verb — accuse or blame Although the killer successfully disposed of the murder weapon, his friends provided evidence that could actually inculpate both the killer and the people who tried to cover up the killing. Docile adj. Sporadic adj.

Prevaricate verb — deceive; stretch the truth Aria does not take bad news well and hence her brother always prevaricates when telling her something she does not want to hear. Chicanery noun — deception, trickery The judge has plenty of reason to suspect chicanery because the lawyer has a reputation of aggressively defending his clients and of getting verdicts of innocence on guilty Policemen. Gainsay verb — deny or contradict Some of the officers were about to reject the project, but it had come from them, they could not well gainsay it.

Eulogy noun — praise, exclamation Public officials and her friends joined in a chorus of eulogy and remembrances for many days afterward as Michelle signs on the human rights doctrine.

Belligerent adj. Dispassionate adj. Providential adj. Fractious adj. Malign adj. Disparate adj. Plausible adj. Sanguine adj. Venerate v. Trite adj. Johnson delivered movements with any firmness; and even he was moving with such a professional awe that rendered everything trite. Succinct adj. Ingenious adj. Meticulous adj. Erudite adj. Jane, who grew up in near poverty, became an erudite, self-educated woman and loves sharing her knowledge with others.

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Anachronism noun — error in time placement With the rate of economic growth in the western countries at its lowest rate in nearly a century, the power wielded by the United Nations can seem like an anachronism. Trivial adj. Advocate noun — person supporting an idea or cause publicly Mr. Sam who is a leading GRE test prep expert advocates strong basics and ample practice to be the key to succeed on the exam. Conspicuous adj.

The rich will always be wealthy. Innocuous adj. Audacious adj. Tumultuous adj. Reticent adj. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing. To turn away or aside. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept. To declare openly. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like. Out of the proper form, direction, or position. An expression of assent. A flowering shrub. The color of the sky. Of or pertaining to lord bacon or his system of philosophy.

A microbe. To pester. To foil or frustrate.

An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc. A large package prepared for transportation or storage. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.

A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing. A boat-song of venetian gondoliers. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.

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An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface. Apart from. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.

To make warm by genial heat. Low in tone or compass. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment. A narrow strip of wood. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery. A trinket. To proclaim by outcry. To make supremely happy. Any state of great happiness.

An escort or lover. To make quiet. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky. To cover with ornament. To confuse. To be a friend to, especially when in need. To produce by sexual generation. To envy one of the possession of. To delay past the proper hour.

To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat. To misrepresent. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others. To disparage. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc. Manifesting a warlike spirit. To lament benediction n. A solemn invocation of the divine blessing. A doer of kindly and charitable acts. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service. Characterized by charity and kindness.

One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property. Helpful result. Any act of kindness or well-doing. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being. Good and kind of heart. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.

To give by will. To make desolate with loneliness and grief. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc. To implore. To attack on all sides. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse. To remind oneself.

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To happen to or befall. In good season or time. To engage to marry. Engagement to marry. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of. The passion for collecting books. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.

One who loves books. Fond of drinking. To await. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.

A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. One who has two spouses at the same time. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.

A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line. Speaking two languages. A bibliographical sketch or notice. A written account of one's life, actions, and character. The science of life or living organisms. An animal having two feet. A privilege or possession into which one is born. Acridity, as to the taste. Sated with pleasure. To indulge in profane oaths. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.

A vivid glowing flame. To make widely or generally known. A mark that mars beauty. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. The trunk or body of a tree. A spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.

To support, as something wrong. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.

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To weary by tediousness or dullness. An incorporated village or town. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants. To study plant-life. The science that treats of plants. Showing abundance. To expurgate in editing a literary composition by omitting words or passages.

In cricket, the player who delivers the ball. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban. A vain boaster. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear. An aggressive display of boldness. Well done. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn. To make of or ornament with brass. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.

The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation. One who trains horses, dogs, etc. The buttocks. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.

Shortness of duration. Objects of curiosity or for decoration. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general. One who lives by robbery and plunder. Water saturated with salt. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.It sounds complicated but definitely feasible.

The front of the Magoosh flashcard looks very similar to any other flashcard except for the killer purple. Here is a sample of the test. To be a friend to, especially when in need. One who works in a coal-mine. Universal prevalence or acceptance.

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