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5 classic bridges
1. definition
2. function/purpose
3. lack
4. characteristic action/items
5. degree
12 1/2%
1/8
16 2/3 %
1/6
.375
3/8
veter
old
inveterate
long-standing
chimerical
unreal
chimera
illusion
torrid
very hot
rectory
where cleric lives
medicant
beggar
manse
big fancy house
fulsome
offensively excessive
propitiate
conciliate, make favorable
puissant
mighty
powerful
slope intercept formula
y=-mx+b
m=slope
b=where crosses y axis
slope formula
m= y1-y2/x1-x2

rise over run
y = rise
x = run
dispassionate
unbiased or objective
sentient
conscious
engender
produce, cause
pedant
someone who shows off learning
loquacious
talkative
proporiety
correct behavior
insensible
unable to feel
GRE ANALOGIES

If stuck
BUILD BRIDGES BACKWARDS
eliminate all that have no strong bridge
eliminate all answers that have an identical bridge
beware of answer choices that reverse the bridge
im-
not
in-
not
iconoclast
against tradition
logy
lethargic
Antonyms purpose:
test vocabulary, but if you attack strategically you'll get many right even if you don't know the correct answer
Antonyms Watch out for Wrong-Answer types
Words that have no clear opposites

choices that have the same opposite as each other

au contraire, or opposite, answers (synomyns)
semantics
meaning of words
vitriol
severe criticism
The CAT is designed to find the level at which you find the questions hard; therefore,
everybody should think the CAT is difficult
Part of the testmaker's goal is to reward those who keep their
composure. (don't panic when you run into hard material.)
inference often boil down to
parapohrasing the author's points
a good inference:
(6 things)
1 stays in line with gist
2 stays in line with author's tone
3 stays in line with authors' point of view
4 stays within scope and main idea
5 neither denied by nor irrelevant to ideas
6 always makes more sense than its opposite
global questions, 25-30% of questions
sum up author's overall intentions
nouns and verbs must be consistent with author's tone and scope
main idea and primary purpose, title, etc are all related
key phrases in the global question stem include:
which one of the following best expresses the main idea
the author's primary purpose is
which best describes the content as a whole
which best describes the organization
the author's tone can best be described as
topic and scope
contain no reference to author's point of view
author's purpose
narrows scope to his purpose

make a hypothesis about why the author is writing
gre passages
argue a position
or
discuss a specific subject
or
explain new findings or research
author's tone
ranging from argumentative and opinionated to descriptive and clinical can help provide clues about how to answer questions
every passage boils down to one big idea
always keep the main idea in mind, even when the questions don't explicitly ask for it.