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1. Squall


2. Inept


3. Garbled


4. Refractory


5. Smirk


6. Resilience


7. Intriguing


8. Qurush


9. Temerity


10. Cacophonous


11. Impeachable





1. Cacophonous: harmony


2. Impeachable: blame


3. Friction: oil




Argument Topic:


1. The following appeared in a memo from the owner of Green Thumb Gardening Center, a small business serving a suburban town. "There is evidence that consumers are becoming more and more interested in growing their own vegetables. A national survey conducted last month indicated that many consumers were dissatisfied with the quality of fresh vegetables available in supermarkets. And locally, the gardening magazine GreatGardens has sold out at the Village News stand three months in a row. Thus, we at Green Thumb Gardening Center can increase our profits by greatly expanding the variety of vegetable seeds we stock for gardeners this coming spring."

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March 6th


1. Torpor


2. Esteem


3. Occluded


4. Inveterate


5. Succinct


6. Rant


7. Inept


8. Recalcitrant


9. Cession


10. Congeal


11. Contrite


12. Saboteur


13. Obscured






1. Obscured: Recognize


2. Pore: membrane


3. Actor: Playwright

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March 9th


1. Ineluctable


2. Grueling


3. Saboteur


4. Satiated


5. Esoteric


6. Quislings


7. Inveterate


8. Roil


9. Imprudent


10. Schism


11. Cameo


12. Persnickety


13. Stricture


14. Ascetic


15. Drench


16. Mishap





1. Drench: Wet


2. Mishap: accident



Issue Topic:


1. "The purpose of science is to reassure and that of art is to upset".


2. Now-a- days people choose their career on the basis of economy, money and job opportunities in future rather than talent, skill and interest.

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March 11th


1. Morbid


2. Renounce


3. Hale


4. Priggish


5. Labyrinth


6. Stoical


7. Intrigue


8. Gregarious


9. Inexplicable


10. Crutch





1. Fir: Tree


2. School: Education


3. Crutch: Walk



Issue Topic:


1. Technologies not only influence but actually determine social customs and ethics.


2. Arts are necessary to bring a better society.

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March 13th


1. Pliant


2. Hidebound


3. Parsimonious


4. Garbled


5. Commotion


6. Plethora


7. Occluded


8. Stricture


9. Skullduggery


10. Articulate


11. Chatter


12. Flit





1. Articulate: Unclear


2. Chatter: speaking


3. Flit: Walk



Issue Topic:


1. "When research priorities are being set for science, education, or any other area, the most important question to consider is: How many people's lives will be improved if the results are successful?"


2. "The study of an academic discipline alters the way we perceive the world. After studying the discipline, we see the same world as before, but with different eyes."

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Mar 16th


1. Halfhearted


2. Dissolvable


3. Court


4. Yoke


5. Supercilious


6. Pliable


7. Quell


8. Shirk


9. Harebrained


10. Gratuitous


11. Ballad





1. Gratuitous: Justification


2. Song: Ballad



Issue Topic:


1. Most of the people choose their career based on the salary, feasibility of obtaining job. Hardly we can find anyone choosing their career based on their natural talents.

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Mar 17th

1. Parsimonius


2. Emancipate


3. Obscure


4. Adjudicator


5. Hardy


6. Referee


7. Adhere


8. Gainsay


9. Sanctum


10. Hoary





1. Sanctum : Noisy


2. Hoary: Old



Issue Topic:


1. No matter what the situation, it is more harmful to compromise one's beliefs than to adhere to


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Mar 18th


1. Pliant


2. Hankering


3. Patulousness


4. Lag


5. Endeavor


6. Ponderous


7. Stoic


8. Indolent


9. Hidebound





1. Mosaic: Tile


2. Hidebound: Innovative



Issue Topic:


1. "Students should bring a certain skepticism to whatever they study. They should question what they are taught instead of accepting it passively."


2. "Education will be truly effective only when it is specifically designed to meet the individual needs and interests of each student."




Argument Topic:



1. The following appeared as part of a memo from the manager of an automobile manufacturing company. "Because the demand for our automobiles is expected to increase dramatically, we need to open a new manufacturing plant as soon as possible in order to continue to thrive. Our marketing projections indicate that 80 million people will want to buy our automobiles, yet our existing plant can only produce 40 million automobiles. The new plant can be opened on a part-time basis, with workers from our existing site rotating responsibilities, until an operational staff can be trained. A major airplane manufacturer was extremely successful using this part-time rotating strategy when it opened its new plant five years ago."


2. The following appeared as an editorial in a wildlife journal.

"Arctic deer live on islands in Canada's arctic region. They search for food by moving over ice from island to island during the course of a year. Their habitat is limited to areas warm enough to sustain the plants on which they feed, and cold enough, at least some of the year, for the ice to cover the sea separating the islands, allowing the deer to travel over it. Unfortunately, according to reports from local hunters, the deer populations are declining. Since these reports coincide with recent global warming trends that have caused the sea ice to melt, we can conclude that the decline in arctic deer populations is the result of deer being unable to follow their age-old migration patterns across the frozen sea."

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Mar 20th


1. Fledgling


2. Hardy


3. Squalid


4. Torpor


5. Proficient


6. Emancipate


7. Sedulous


8. Excoriate


9. Fretwork


10. Obdurate


11. Trite


12. Mollify


13. Proofread


14. Analgesic





1. Mollify: pain


2. Proofread: document


3. Analgesic: Pain





1. The following appeared in a proposal from the economic minister of the country of Paraterra. "In order to strengthen its lagging economy, last year the government of the nearby country of Bellegea began an advertising campaign to promote ecologically sound tourism (ecotourism). This year, the number of foreign visitors arriving at Bellegea's main airport doubled, and per capita income in Bellegea increased by ten percent. To provide more income for the population of Paraterra and also preserve the natural environment of our tiny country, we too should begin to promote ecotourism. To ensure that our advertising campaign is successful, we should hire the current director of Bellegea's National Tourism Office as a consultant for the campaign."

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Mar 23rd

































1.Imperceptible: Detection


2.Pseudonym: Original


Issue Topic:


1.Governments should focus more on solving the immediate problems of today rather than trying to solve the anticipated problems of the future.

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Mar 24th

1. Paten


2. Gullible


3. Cherish


4. Shroud


5. Callous


6. Perplex


7. Proselytize


8. Xenophobia


9. Proximate


10. Tonic


11. Audacious


12. Swindle





1. Audacious: Caution


2. Swindle: Cheat



Issue Topic:


1. It is often neccessary, even desirable, for political leader to withhold information from the public.



Argument Topic:


1. The following appeared as an editorial in a local newspaper.

"In order to attract visitors to Central Plaza downtown and to return the plaza to its former glory, the city should prohibit skateboarding there and instead allow skateboarders to use an area in Monroe Park. At Central Plaza, skateboard users are about the only people one sees now, and litter and defaced property have made the plaza unattractive. In a recent survey of downtown merchants, the majority supported a prohibition on skateboarding in the plaza. Clearly, banning skateboarding in Central Plaza will make the area a place where people can congregate for fun or for relaxation."

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Mar 25th


1. Taint


2. Havoc


3. Oblivious


4. Cessation


5. Skeptic


6. Vestiges


7. Antiquity


8. Euphonious


9. Fatuous


10. Didactic


11. Inept


Argument Topic:


1. Thirteen years ago, researchers studied a group of 25 infants who showed signs of mild distress when exposed to unfamiliar stimuli such as an unusual odor or a tape recording of an unknown voice. They discovered that these infants were more likely than other infants to have been conceived in early autumn, a time when their mothers' production of melatonin . a hormone known to affect some brain functions. would naturally increase in response to decreased daylight. In a follow-up study conducted earlier this year, more than half of these children. now teenagers . who had shown signs of distress identified themselves as shy. Clearly, increased levels of melatonin before birth cause shyness during infancy and this shyness continues into later life.

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Mar 27th



























1.Malleable: Shape


2.Fretwork: Ornament


3.Door: Wall


Issue Topic:


1.An individual`s greatness cannot be judged objectively by his or her contemporaries; the most objective evaluators of a person`s greatness are people who belong to a later time.

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@pirimidin :


Wouldnt it be easier to post the URL ADDRESS of the site, that way ppl can see the quants and the verbal section of prev months papers too... Jus a suggestion :)

Hi guy, thanks for ur suggestion

However, this site does not contain the Quant section, it only contains the Verbal section. As a matter of fact, these are the words that are likely to be included in the GRE test of the month:)

You could easy to access to this site by using google

I want to update the literstures from the site on Testmagic in order to enrich the resources of our website and it may be convenient for others if they do not have much time


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Apr 01


1. Lucidity


2. Superfluous


3. Succinct


4. Coagulate


5. Sordid


6. Anachronism


7. Pliable


8. Corroborate


9. Posthumous


10. Nuance


11. Epilogue


12. Prose





1. Epilogue: Prose


2. Simplify: Difficulty


3. Journal: Entries



Issue Topic:


1. The primary goal of technological advancement should be to increase people's efficiency so that everyone has more leisure time.

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March 31


1. Iridescent


2. Arabesque


3. Machiavellian


4. Saturnine


5. Despondent


6. Delinquent


7. Yapping


8. Hedonist


9. Ostentatious


10. Gaunt


11. Delegation


12. Saunter





1. Delegation: Represent


2. Saunter: walk



Issue Topic:


1. "The most essential quality of an effective leader is the ability to remain consistently committed to particular principles and objectives. Any leader who is quickly and easily influenced by shifts in popular opinion will accomplish little".



Argument Topic:


1. The following appeared in a medical newsletter.

"Doctors have long suspected that secondary infections may keep some patients from healing quickly after severe muscle strain. This hypothesis has now been proved by preliminary results of a study of two groups of patients. The first group of patients, all being treated for muscle injuries by Dr. Newland, a doctor who specializes in sports medicine, took antibiotics regularly throughout their treatment. Their recuperation time was, on average, 40 percent quicker than typically expected. Patients in the second group, all being treated by Dr. Alton, a general physician, were given sugar pills, although the patients believed they were taking antibiotics. Their average recuperation time was not significantly reduced. Therefore, all patients who are diagnosed with muscle strain would be well

advised to take antibiotics as part of their treatment."

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Fantastic idea.It would be great if some sentences can be added for each of these words. According to the web site Improving Vocabulary Home, making up your own examples can also improve your memory of words by 670%.

It is totally correct. However, if you do not have enough time ( this is right for most of non-native student), you have to try your best to remember all the words in word lists. I find it really laborious and tedious, however.:(:(

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April 3rd



1. Mar


2. Puissant


3. Drawl


4. Lax


5. Lull


6. Fathomless


7. Misdemeanor


8. Aridity


9. Endeavor


10. Conciliatory


11. Convoluted


12. Illicit


13. Accost





1. Convoluted: Complexity


2. Illicit: Permission


3. Accost: Approach



Issue Topic:


1. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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Apr 7th


Today’s Words:























1.Impervious: Penetrate


2.Duck: Drake


3.Porous: Membrane




Issue Topic:


1.Governments should focus more on solving the immediate problems of today rather than trying to solve the anticipated problems of the future.


2.Encouraging young people to believe that they can accomplish great things if they try hard enough is both misleading and potentially harmful.



Argument Topic:


1.The following appeared in a letter to the editor of a local newspaper.

"The members of the town school board should not be reelected because they are not concerned about promoting high-quality education in the arts in our local schools. For example, student participation in the high school drama club has been declining steadily, and this year the school board refused to renew the contract of the drama director, even though he had received many awards for his original plays. Meanwhile, over $300,000 of the high school budget goes to athletic programs, and the head football

coach is now the highest-paid member of the teaching staff."

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Apr 8th


Today’s Words:



1. Agitate


2. Narcissist


3. Cognizant


4. Exanimate


5. Countenance


6. Paucity


7. Obeisance


8. Stolid


9. Euphemism


10. Summit


11. Luculent


12. Desultory


13. Candid


14. Fretwork






1. Fretwork: ornament


2. Director: Actor

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Apr 10th


1. Reticent


2. Desultory


3. Bestow


4. Entice


5. Adamant


6. Gullible


7. Maverick


8. Trifle


9. Disgruntled


10. Doggerel


11. Camouflage


12. Sonnet


13. Forthright


14. Vivid


15. Ingratiate





1. Vivid: Inspiration


2. Flattery: Ingratiate



Issue Topic:


1.People's attitudes are determined more by their immediate situation or surroundings than by any internal characteristic.



Argument Topic:


1. From a letter to the editor of a city newspaper.

"Butter has now been replaced by margarine in Happy Pancake House restaurants throughout the southwestern United States. Only about 2 percent of customers have complained, indicating that 98 people out of 100 are happy with the change. Furthermore, many servers have reported that a number of customers who still ask for butter do not complain when they are given margarine instead. Clearly, either these customers cannot distinguish margarine from butter, or they use the term 'butter' to refer to either butter or margarine. Thus, to avoid the expense of purchasing butter, the Happy Pancake House should extend this cost-saving change to its restaurants in the southeast and northeast as well."

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I dont understand where those words come from? I know that you get them from Orkut. But are those real GRE words tested on a particular date?


I doubt it because first it is illegal to post actual questions and secondly, who would be the source providing the words to the Orkut people?


Anyways just my 2 cents. I would be happy to hear what you guys think abt the validity of the claim those words actually appeared on real GRE exam.


Peace out

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