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evanescent
fleeting
interdict
forbid
vapid
dull, lack taste
umbrage
"shadow", offense, displeasure
execrate
curse, denounce
ex
negative prefix
piquant
pleasantly pungent
apposite
fitting, relevant
trenchant
perceptive
profligate
recklessly extravagant
decry
openly disparage or belittle
torpid
slow, apathetic, sluggish
ped
child, education
idio
one's own
jur
to swear
abjure
renounce on oath
adjure
beg or command
abstain
choose not to do something
audacious
fearless
homogenous
of a similar kind
ephemeral
lasting a short time
laconic
using few words
mitigate
to soften lessen
vacillate
sway, indecision
canting
setting something at an angle
assiduous
hard-working, attentive
proscribe
forbid, prohibit
purblind
unable to see
GRE ANALOGIES

Wrong answer types
Unrelated words -no strong relationship
Same Subject Trap-don't have the same bridge but have the same subject
Both Are Bridges--aren't related to each other, but related to a third word
Context Traps-appear in context, but don'thave any relationship
Reverse Analogy
Au Contraire or Opposite Bridge (exact opposite of stem pair)
Irrelevant Bridge: strong, but doesn't have anything to do with it
GRE READING COMPREHENSION
Zoom in-as you read the first third, try to zoom in on the main idea of the passage, first by getting the topic, and then pinning down the scope. Finally, zero in on author's purpose
3 areas of Reading Comprehension topics
Humanities
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Reading Comprehension

Read for...
Structure

Look for Keywords, structural road signs
skim details
Look for topic sentences
Be alert for comparisons and contrasts
Look for comparisons and contrasts between:
Two thinkers or theories
Different points in time
The author's view and other views
What's known and what's unknown
Reading Comp passages usually do:
1. Argue a position
2. Discuss a specific subject
3. Explain new findings or research
semicolon
road sign that tells us that this is a "straight-ahead sentence." The second half must agree with the first.
saturnine
heavy, gloomy, sluggish
fecundity
fertility
draw a grid on scratch paper before you begin
develop a systematic, organized way to use scratch paper
0 is a multiple of
3, and everything else!
be aware of negative numbers
a common QC mistake is to assume that variables represent positive numbers