Essay on GRE verbal

4425 Words Sep 24th, 2013 18 Pages
Not surprisingly, the (i) ____________ of the printing press (ii)
____________ mass literacy, as books were no longer (iii) ____________ exclusive to the clergy and aristocracy.

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prospect

subsidized

tokens

advent

engendered

windfalls

triumph

ameliorated

assets

Question 1 of 62

Dickens’s Uriah Heep, literature’s exemplar of (i) ____________, is doubtlessly not a unique figure either in fiction or in life. Who in real life has not seen (ii) ____________, cringing, sycophantic headwaiters, public servants, and car salespeople? Surely, Dickens was our premiere caricaturist, able to capture specific and recognizable human (iii) ____________ with broad strokes of
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come full circle

unsettling conclusion

choose to create

culminate

unwarranted hypothesis forgo producing

die

subtly embed uncharacteristic rebuttal

Question 58 of 62

Monarchial reigns ____________ tended to be more ____________, dynastically speaking, than those royal courts in which palace machinations had not become a quotidian affair. In the latter, a pall of complacency would fall over the kingdom so that if suddenly there were an earl with an axe to grind, so to speak, his path to usurpation would be ____________.

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marked by intrigue

imperiled

largely unobstructed

characterized by hubris

volatile

a treacherous one

robust

hardly assured

weakened by attrition

Question 57 of 62

The subjectivity inherent in travel is aptly captured in the range of styles used by different writers. For Hemingway, writing eighty years ago, the experience of travel—regardless of how momentous—was rendered in ____________ epiphanies, a style many of today’s writers assiduously ____________. Then there is travel writer Pico Iyer, for whom a simple stroll through an airport can engender sentences bursting forth with as many semicolons as revelations. Who thought the terminal could be so ____________? Surely not
Hemingway.

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