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Useful GRE Synonym Group – To Talk or Not to Talk?

Today, it is time not just for a synonym tree, but for an antonym tree. Meaning we will have two synonym trees that are antipodal to each other, a desert palm and a pine, in arboreal lingo. The Tight-Lipped Tree Laconic If you are laconic, you are like the cowboy John Wayne: you speak very […]

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GRE Antonyms: The Given Word

The “given word” (an ETS term) and five words (or phrases) are provided as answer choices. You are to choose the word or phrase that is “most nearly opposite in meaning” to “given word.” Clearly, antonym questions test the depth and breadth of your vocabulary. This video reviews an Antonyms question: The given word is […]

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An Introduction to Antonyms on the GRE

Antonyms are words opposite in meaning to one another, like freedom and oppression. The Antonyms questions have appeared on the GRE since 1995, and together with Analogies, Sentence Completion, and Reading Comprehension questions, comprise the current verbal sections of the GRE. Here are the directions that you’ll find on the GRE exam: Each question below […]

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