“Learn words in pairs is a tip given by all GRE vocabulary trainers to GRE aspirants” In this book, we have covered about two hundred GRE vocabulary word groups containing about twelve hundred GRE words. We have elucidated the meaning and second meaning wherever obligatory of each word and shown use of each word so that student can easily comprehend the meaning and construe how to use the word in a sentence.

Sentence equivalence questions: Sentence equivalence questions on the GRE are very similar to single-blank Text completion questions, with one twist-there are six answer choices, and two of them are correct. For example:

It may be true that everyone likes flattery, but a good manager is not unduly persuaded by it, and thus not taken in by   _____________, who uses wheedling and fawning to get ahead.

  1. Myrmidons
  2.  Aesthetes
  3. Tyros
  4. Lackeys
  5.  Anchorites
  6. Novices

You are supposed to use answer choice analysis as your main tool for GRE sentence equivalence questions, you can actually proceed to the choices first, before even reading the sentence.

Myrmidons and lackeys are subordinates who follow without question. Tyros and Novices also form a pair. They mean beginners. Therefore, the answer must be myrmidons/lackeys or tyros/novices.

You can easily form these pairs if you have learned all GRE word groups covered in this section and learning of word groups will also help you in attempting text-completion questions. We have divided our study material on word groups into fifteen parts and all fifteen parts will get published on our website and fifteen completely free online tests on sentence equivalence questions will get published on our website very soon and each test will be pertinent to respective section. So that practicing of apposite sentence equivalence tests will help you in retaining the meaning of all the words covered in that section.

Students are not supposed to only learn these GRE words. They are also supposed to practice GRE words by solving more and more questions and by using these words in their writing. Fifteen free test on synonyms and antonyms will also get published on our website very soon and each test will be germane to the words covered in the corresponding section so that students can practice more and more questions which further help them in retaining the meaning of all GRE words covered in that section.

A GRE student is supposed to be an avaricious reader and he should add more and more words to his word list. A complete solution of all the sentence equivalence and synonym/antonym questions has been given including meaning of all words covered in options of each question.

In the conclusion, we have given a number of GRE word groups using each and every tool helping students in retaining the meaning of all words and pertinent questions on sentence equivalence have been given so that student can practice more and more questions and attempting a sentence equivalence question will be an easy task for them.



gre vocabulary word groups


Meaning: A varied mixture

Use: Polly hummed a medley of show tunes while she worked.


Meaning: A mixture of different things

Use: A mélange of colors and shapes.


Meaning: A group or collection of different things or people

Use: The book has a wonderful assortment of characters.


Meaning: A large group, collection or pile of different things

Use: It took weeks to assort the agglomeration of miscellaneous items she had collected on her trip.



gre vocabulary word groups


Meaning: Too dramatic or emotional

Use: He was proud of his histrionic ability and wanted to play the role of Hamlet.


Meaning: Too dramatic or emotional

Use: Oh, quit being so melodramatic!




gre vocabulary word groups


Meaning: The belief that pleasure is most important in life

Use: As a committed hedonist, Jason believes that the pursuit of delight and enjoyment are the most important objectives in his life.


Meaning: A person fond of luxury and pleasure

Use: Sally was a sybarite who had inherited millions of dollars from her father which provided the funds for her to have a magnificent house and an extraordinary style of life and self-indulgence.



gre vocabulary word groups

Explanation: Allude (Verb) and insinuate (Verb) means to make indirect reference. Innuendo (Noun) means indirect reference. Insinuate (Verb) has second meaning also. It also means to move gradually into a favorable position


Meaning: To make indirect reference

Use: When the reporter on TV news alluded to colorful displays, he was talking about the fireworks that take place on the fourth of July in many parts of the U.S.A.


Meaning: Indirect reference or hint

Use: I can defend myself against direct accusations; innuendoes and oblique attacks o my character are what trouble me.


Meaning: 1) To suggest something bad indirectly

2) To move gradually into a favorable position.

Use: Gerald appeared to insinuate that the man was dishonest by questioning his integrity.




Meaning: Understood though not clearly or directly stated

Use: The children responded with implicit cooperation during the fire drill.

TACIT (Adj.)

Meaning: Expressed or understood without being directly stated

Use: Mary felt that she had her parents’ tacit consent to stay out late at her friend’s birthday party.




Meaning: Very difficult

Use: There is a great deal of arduous work involved in compiling understandable definitions and applicable sentences for the word entries in this lexicon.


Meaning: Very difficult or demanding

Use: Mark’s teacher made very exacting instructions regarding the contents of their essays because she was expecting the very best writing results by all of her students.


Meaning: Requiring a lot of efforts, energy etc.

Use: A very taxing workload that is taking a lot of time to finish.


Meaning: Requiring or using great effort

Use: The trainer at the fitness studio told Jim to avoid strenuous exercise because repetition is better than overdoing it.


Meaning: Difficult and unpleasant to do or deal with

Use: Sometimes Mr. Jan felt as if it were an onerous difficulty to survive during the economic crisis.


Meaning: Requiring a lot of time and effort

Use: We spent many laborious hours on the project and it is still not completed.


Meaning: Requiring hard work or great efforts

Use: Faced with the toilsome task of cleaning out her deceased father’ s homestead.


Meaning: Requiring great effort

Use: The marathon is a grueling race.


Meaning: Done with great care and effort

Use: The new high-frequency word list is the result of painstaking efforts on the part of our research staff

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