CHAPTER 10 on Word Groups

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

Explanation: Heed (Verb) means to pay attention to (advice, a warning etc.). Therefore, Heedful (Adj.) means to be careful about possible risk.

CHARY (Adj.)

Meaning: Cautious about doing something

Use: Blaine was chary about sharing his feelings regarding the progress of the project.

CIRCUMSPECT (Adj.)

Meaning: Thinking careful about possible risks before doing or saying something

Use:  These people are circumspect in all their business dealings.

GINGERLY (Adj.)

Meaning: Very cautious or careful

Use: To separate egg whites, first crack the egg gingerly.

HEEDFUL (Adj.)

Meaning: Careful about possible risk

Use: Heedful of snakes, we watched our footing while walking through the tall grass to the lake’ s edge.

WARY (Adj.)

Meaning: Not showing complete trust or careful about possible risk

Use: People should be wary of putting their money into questionable stocks.

 

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

Explanation: Wary (Adj.)  means not showing complete trust or careful about possible risk.

LEERY (Adj.)

Meaning: Feeling or showing a lack of trust in someone or something

Use: They were leery of their neighbors.

SKEPTICAL (Adj.)

Meaning: Having or expressing doubt about something (such as a claim or statement)

Use: She’ s highly skeptical of the researcher’ s claims.

SUSPICIOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Having or showing a feeling that something is wrong or that someone is behaving wrongly

Use: The suspicious vehicle was reported to police.

UNTRUSTING (Adj.)

Meaning: Believing that someone or something is not reliable, good, honest etc.

Use: Naturally untrusting of politicians who claim to have all the answers.

WARY (Adj.)

Meaning: Not showing complete trust or careful about possible risk

Use: People should be wary of putting their money into questionable stocks.

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

Explanation: Venture (Verb) means to do something that involves risk. Adventurous (Adj.) & Venturesome (Adj.) originated from root word venture (Verb).

ADVENTUROUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Not afraid to do new and dangerous or exciting things

Use: the island attracts adventurous travelers.

VENTURESOME (Adj.)

Meaning: Doing things that are dangerous or risky

Use: A venturesome child tried to climb the huge tree.

DAREDEVIL (Adj.)

Meaning: Recklessly bold or daring especially in order to get attention

Use: His daredevil stunts are sure to end in disaster someday.

FOOLHARDY (Adj.)

Meaning: Foolishly doing things that are too dangerous or risky

Use: Hikers who were foolhardy enough to remain on the summit during a thunderstorm.

RASH (Adj.)

Meaning: Acting or done without considering the possible results

Use: Don’ t be rash about this decision. Take your time.

RECKLESS (Adj.)

Meaning: Not showing proper concern about the possible bad results of your actions

Use: He is a wild and reckless young man.

 

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

Explanation: Bicker (Verb), Brawl (Verb), Row (Verb), Squabble (Verb) and Tiff (Verb) means to have a noisy quarrel. Bicker (Noun), Brawl (Noun), Row (Noun), Squabble (Noun) and Tiff (Noun) means noisy quarrel.

Row (Noun) means number of people or things standing in a line. It has second meaning also. It also means to move a boat. It has third meaning also. It also means noisy quarrel.

Tiff (Noun) means noisy quarrel or small fight. It has been covered in series for small fight also.

ALTERCATION (Noun)

Meaning: A noisy or angry quarrel

Use:  The two youths got into an altercation on the playground while they were playing soccer.

BICKER (Verb)

Meaning: To argue about things that are not important

Use: Every once in a while, Jim and his wife bicker about what they will have for dinner.

BICKER (Noun)

Meaning: A noisy or angry quarrel

Use: After a prolonged bicker, they finally managed to find a movie that both of them were interested in seeing.

BRAWL (Verb)

Meaning: To fight noisily in usually a public place

Use: The soccer fans were brawling in the streets after the game.

BRAWL (Noun)

Meaning: A noisy quarrel or fight

Use: After a brawl in college during which James hit another student in the eye, he was expelled and charged with aggravated assault.

ROW (Verb)

Meaning: To quarrel angrily

Use: Fans were rowing in the streets after the game.

ROW (Noun)

Meaning: An angry quarrel

Use: The opposing forces had a row in the streets the other night.

SQUABBLE (Verb)

Meaning: To argue loudly about things that are not important

Use: Jim and his brother, Arthur, were squabbling over who would pay for the lunch this time.

SQUABBLE (Noun)

Meaning: A noisy quarrel usually over petty matters

Use: During a family squabble, my parents told us exactly how ‘disappointed’ they were in us.

TIFF (Verb)

Meaning: To have a small fight or petty quarrel

Use: There was minor tiff with police.

TIFF (Noun)

Meaning: A small fight or petty quarrel

Use: Got into a little tiff about what color sheets to buy for their bed.

 

GRE WORD GROUPS SIMILAR MEANING

Explanation: Tiff(Noun) means a petty quarrel or small fight. This word has been covered in series for noisy quarrel.

TIFF (Verb)

Meaning: To have a small fight or petty quarrel

Use: There was minor tiff with police.

TIFF (Noun)

Meaning: A small fight or petty quarrel

Use: Got into a little tiff about what color sheets to buy for their bed.

SCUFFLE (Noun)

Meaning: Short, confused fight or struggle

Use: Out of all the fights, all the scuffles, and tussles, this was the only one that mattered.

SCUFFLE (Verb)

Meaning: Take part in a short, confused fight or struggle

Use: The teacher noticed two students scuffling in the corridor.

 

Attempt Sentence Equivalence Test 4

Based on words covered in Chapter 9, Chapter 10.

Number of questions: 6

Time limit: 10 min.

START TEST

 

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