The GRE – Graduate Record Examination is a test conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Services). The GRE scores are used by universities in USA, UK, Canada & a lot of other countries for admission to their graduate courses.
GRE is available in two formats: Computer-based test and paper-based test. Depending on the candidates’ location, they choose the format they wish to appear for, at the time of registration. Paper based test is available only in selected locations. The GRE score is valid for a period of 5 years.
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Not all of us are blessed with a photographic memory! As a student, I tried all my ‘superpowers’ to stare at books with the highest level of concentration; hoping to imprint the information on the canvas of my mind, but it clearly didn’t seem to help! I ultimately would need to resort to something more realistic (but obvious!). It was then that Mnemonics; the memory-tickling phrases and acronyms would come to my rescue! These were the clever tricks which often released me from the pressure of retaining a lot of information.
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Meaning: found in the ordinary course of events
Link word: MONDAY
Association: MUNDANE MONDAYS
Synonyms: banal, commonplace, earthly, routine, workday
Antonyms: exciting, extraordinary, heavenly, supernatural, wonderful
Improving vocabulary can be a Herculean and Sisyphean task. Were you clean bowled by this sentence? Are you scared of new words? Does it sound good but isn’t easily understood? That’s how a strong vocabulary is- a possession one wants to flaunt, but to do that, one has to work hard and earn it!
The biggest hurdle on the path to vocabulary improvement is retention. You may learn multiple Vocabulary words each day, with utmost sincerity, but are you sure that you shall retain all of them after a week? As a result, efforts seem fruitless and you end up quitting soon.
There are, however, some methods that come to your rescue:
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