CHAPTER 6 on Word Groups

GRE VOCABULARY GROUPING

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AUTHENTIC (Adj.)

Meaning: Real or genuine

Use:  Authentic was something that had the authority of its original creator.

LEGITIMATE (Adj.)

Meaning: 1) Allowed according to rules or laws.

2)Real, accepted

Use: Legitimate means for achieving success.

VERITABLE (Adj.)

Meaning: True or real

Use: The early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion.

 

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VERACITY (Noun)

Meaning: 1) Truth or accuracy

2) Quality of being truthful or honest

Use: They had to question the veracity of his remarks regarding the accident.

 

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Explanation: Pandemic (or Epidemic) (Adj.) means occurring over a wide geographical area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population. Pandemic (or Epidemic) (Noun) means an occurrence in which a disease spreads very quickly.

PANDEMIC (Adj.)

Meaning: occurring over a wide geographical area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population

Use: The pandemic outbreak of flu made it necessary for the medical profession to work hard to contain it.

PANDEMIC (Noun)

Meaning: occurrence in which a disease spreads very quickly

Use: The 1918 flu pandemic claimed millions of lives.

EPIDEMIC (Adj.)

Meaning: occurring over a wide geographical area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population

Use: The epidemic enthusiasm for soccer spread like a pandemic among the fans

EPIDEMIC (Noun)

Meaning: occurrence in which a disease spreads very quickly

Use: The doctors were afraid of an epidemic of flu in the schools during the winter.

 

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COUNTERFEIT (Adj.)

Meaning: Made to look like an exact copy of something in order to trick people

Use: The concert ticket is counterfeit.

COUNTERFEIT (Noun)

Meaning: Something that is made to look like an exact copy of something else in order to trick people

Use: The document turned out to counterfeit.

FACTITIOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Not genuine

Use: Brokers have created a factitious demand for stocks.

 

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INTRINSIC (Adj.)

Meaning: Occurring as a natural part of something

Use: The intrinsic essence of their friendship could not be described.

INNATE (Adj.)

Meaning: Existing as part of the basic nature of something

Use: Shirley has an innate sense of dancing and is entertaining others in as many performances as she can for practice and public approval.

INHERENT (Adj.)

Meaning: Belonging to the basic nature of someone or something

Use: Tom has an inherent, or deep-rooted, dislike of eating spinach ever since he was a child!

CONGENITAL (Adj.)

Meaning: Existing since birth

Use: Tommy was diagnosed as being hard of hearing when he was born and this was commented on by the doctors as being a congenital health problem.

 

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Explanation: Cogent (Adj.) means convincing argument.

CAJOLE (Verb)

Meaning: To persuade someone to do something

Use: After praising her brother Jim for his fantastic grade in math, Mary tried to cajole him into doing her next homework assignment on the same subject.

COAX (Verb)

Meaning: To persuade someone to do something

Use: The host tried to coax the author to make a speech after dinner.

WHEEDLE (Verb)

Meaning: To persuade someone to do something

Use: She knows she can wheedle almost anything she wants from her father.

EXHORT (Verb)

Meaning: To strongly urge someone to do something

Use: The coach was exhorting his football team to get a good night’s sleep before the game the following day.

URGE (Verb)

Meaning: To try to persuade (someone) in a serious way to do something

Use: She was urged to restrain her eating habits.

WOO (Verb)

Meaning: To attempt to persuade (someone) to buy something from you, work for you etc.

Use: The store had a sale in an effort to woo new customers.

COGENT (Adj.)

Meaning: Convincing

Use: Sharon presented a cogent argument for raising the prices for the scarce items.

 

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PARAGON (Noun)

Meaning: Perfect example

Use: Harry was considered by his colleagues to be a paragon of honesty.

EPITOME (Noun)

Meaning: Perfect example

Use: The newspaper reporter wrote an epitome of the destructions that have been caused by the hurricanes in various countries.

APOTHEOSIS (Noun)

Meaning: Perfect example

Use: The apotheosis of a Roman emperor was designed to ensure his eternal greatness: people would worship at his altar forever.

PARADIGM (Noun)

Meaning: A model or pattern of something that may be copied

Use: The present campaign is a paradigm of Washington’ s pattern of accusing others of doing what Washington is planning to do or has already done.

PROTOTYPE (Noun)

Meaning: An original or first model of something from which other forms are copied or developed

Use: Ralph is developing a prototype for his new computer application.

ARCHETYPE (Noun)

Meaning: A perfect example of something

Use: Chrissy was an archetype of great singing, which attracted many devoted students to her.

QUINTESSENCE (Noun)

Meaning: The perfect or most typical example

Use: He was the quintessence of political professionalism.

 

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EMBODY (Noun)

Meaning: To be a symbol or perfect example of (something)

Use: Social hierarchy cannot and does not exist without being embodied in meaning and expressed in communications.

 

Attempt Sentence Equivalence Test 2

Based on words covered in Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6.

Number of questions: 8

Time limit: 15 min.

START TEST

 

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