Vocabulary Mnemonics

GRE Vocabulary: Opaque


Posted 2016-07-24

opaque (adjective) : something that is cloudy, blurry, or difficult to understand. "oh PAKE" Think : an opaque lake. If you don't want to get sick this summer, then I don't recommend swimming in an opaque lake. Keep Reading


GRE Vocabulary: Inveigle


Posted 2016-07-06

inveigle (verb) "in-VAY-gull" : to entice, lure (a person), aquire or win (a thing) through deception or flattery. Think : inveigle a bagel. I was able to inveigle a bagel by impressing the bagel store owner with my fluent Polish. Keep Reading


GRE Vocabulary: Calumnious


Posted 2016-07-06

Calumnious (adjective) : "kuh-LUM-nee-us" slanderous, defamatory, an untrue statement intended to injure one's reputation. Think : gossip column. The author of the famous gossip column was less concerned with provoking lawsuits through his calumnious statements than he was with attracting hordes of readers through salacious headlines. Keep Reading


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