Common GRE Vocabulary

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Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

In this lesson you will have a chance to work with some common examples of GRE vocabulary. Discover their meaning, hear them in context, and test your own understanding with a brief quiz.

Vocab on the GRE

So, you want to go to graduate school? Good for you! But in order to get there, you'll likely have to take the Graduate Records Examination, a standardized test to evaluate knowledge and intellectual ability required for graduate school. Generally just called the GRE, these tests can be intimidating. The GRE has three parts: a quantitative section testing mathematic and logic skills, an analytical writing section testing writing skills, and a verbal section. The verbal section is largely based on vocabulary, and this is where memorization and reasoning skills come in handy. Now, obviously, we can't go through every possible vocab word on the GRE. But, for your intellectual pleasure, we present here twenty-five common GRE words in alphabetical order through the story of GRE hopeful, John Study.

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