CHAPTER 13 on Word Groups

GRE WORD GROUPS SYNONYMS

gre word groups synonyms

IMPASSE (Noun)

Meaning: A situation in which no progress seems possible

Use: An arbitrator was called in to break the impasse.

STALEMATE (Noun)

Meaning: 1) A situation in chess in which a player cannot successfully move any of the pieces and neither player can win.

2) A contest or dispute in which neither side can win

Use: The chess champion was astonished to find herself in a stalemate with her opponent.

DEADLOCK (Noun)

Meaning: A situation in which an agreement cannot be made

Use: The U.S. Congress apparently is having more deadlocks about too many issues rather than having mutual agreements.

 

GRE WORD GROUPS SYNONYMS

gre word groups synonyms

CONSENSUS (Noun)

Meaning: A general agreement about something

Use: The consensus of the voters was to defeat the new tax increase that was proposed by the mayor.

UNANIMOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Having the same opinion

Use: The doctors caring for Mark were unanimous in their diagnosis of his illness.

 

 

GRE WORD GROUPS SYNONYMS

gre word groups synonyms

Explanation: Impeach (Verb) means to charge a public official with a crime. Recriminate (Verb) deviates slightly. Recriminate (Verb) means retaliatory accusation.

Implicate (Verb) and Indict (Verb) also deviates slightly. Implicate(Verb) means to show that someone is closely connected to or involved in something (such as a crime). Indict (Verb) means to formally decide that someone should be put on trial.

ALLEGE (Verb)

Meaning: To state without proof that someone is guilty

Use: Jerome is alleged to have assaulted a man in the parking lot over a parking dispute.

IMPEACH (Verb)

Meaning: To charge (a public official) with a crime done while in office

Use: The angry congressman wanted to impeach the president for his misdeeds.

IMPUTE (Verb)

Meaning: To say or suggest that someone is guilty

Use: If I wished to impute blame to the officers in charge of this program, I would state my feelings definitely and immediately.

INCRIMINATE (Verb)

Meaning: To charge with or show evidence of involvement in a crime

Use: The hidden cameras in the train station incriminated two teenagers by taking pictures of them breaking into a candy machine and running off with several items.

RECRIMINATE (Verb)

Meaning: Retaliatory accusation

Use: Scornfully declaring that he was not the school’ s lone drug dealer, he immediately began recriminating a host of confederates.

IMPLICATE (Verb)

Meaning: to show that someone is closely connected to or involved in something (such as a crime)

Use: The politician was implicated in misappropriating government funds to support his election.

INDICT (Verb)

Meaning: to formally decide that someone should be put on trial

Use: It is much easier to indict than to convict.

 

GRE WORD GROUPS SYNONYMS

gre word groups synonyms

Explanation: Prudish (Adj.) and Priggish (Adj.) deviates slightly. Prudish (or Priggish) (Adj.) means extremely careful or giving so much attention to priorities.

Prudish (Adj.) has second meaning also. Prudish (Adj.) means easily shocked.

METICULOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Very careful about doing something

Use: Mac’s father was always a meticulous carpenter who was always focused on the accuracy of his work.

PUNCTILIOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Very careful about doing something

Use: As the principal of the high school, Mr. Johnson had to be quite punctilious in conducting the staff meetings by not skipping over important issues and not interrupting a teacher whenever a question was asked.

FASTIDIOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: 1) Very careful about doing something

2) Wanting to always be clean, neat etc.

Use: James was a fastidious accountant who seemed to be destined to do well in the financial department of his company.

PRUDISH (Adj.)

Meaning: Extremely careful or giving so much attention to priorities

Use: By the prudish standards of the 19th century, any depiction of the nude was scandalous.

PRIGGISH (Adj.)

Meaning: Extremely careful or giving so much attention to priorities

Use: He is priggish about keeping accurate records.

 

GRE WORD GROUPS SYNONYMS

gre word groups synonyms

Explanation: Conscientious (or Scrupulous) (Adj.) means guided by inner conscience (or Scruple).

SCRUPULOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Guided by inner conscience (or Scruple) or Careful about doing what is honest and morally right

Use: Though Alfred is scrupulous is fulfilling his duties at work, he is less conscientious about his obligations to his family and friends.

CONSCIENTIOUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Guided by inner conscience (or Scruple) or Careful about doing what is honest and morally right

Use: Lana was a conscientious reporter, always checking her facts before writing the story.

PURITANICAL (Adj.)

Meaning: Very strict especially concerning morals and religion

Use: Jim has puritanical parents in that they do not allow him to go to certain movies or read immoral books, etc.

 

Attempt Sentence Equivalence Test 5

Based on words covered in Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13.

Number of questions: 9

Time limit: 15 min.

START TEST

 

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