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Essential Words for the GRE

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  158 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Test takers preparing to take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) must command a high-level vocabulary to achieve a high score. This book is designed to teach the definitions of 800 words often appearing on the GRE while also familiarizing test takers with how the words are generally used in context. The book opens with a pretest that serves as a diagnostic, then presents the w ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Barron's Educational Series
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Sep 13, 2014 Roya rated it really liked it
So many words, my mind feels numb.
But seriously, I feel like I have entered a WHOLE NEW LEVEL of existence!
Like, Seriously.
(one star's forfeited for the sake of too many inaccurate, even incorrect, definitions)
Aug 30, 2007 Devon rated it liked it
Recommends it for: slaves to the system
Shelves: august07
Done, bitches!
Alexandria Nicole
Nov 12, 2011 Alexandria Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guides, nonfiction
This book was extremely helpful to me. Even though a lot of the words in this book didn't show up on the test. Because there was about 8 questions that dealt with picking the right word, so the probably was very low anyways, I think it helped a lot. I did see some words from here on the test though!

I liked the way they set up the techniques for learning the words. They have you learn the words in about four different ways which really helps. You read the definition in sets of ten. Then match the
Sarah A
Sep 24, 2011 Sarah A rated it it was amazing
When I was very young growing up in the Philippines, one of the things I was fascinated of is the English language. Not to say I am proficient of the language. I simply like to learn new vocabularies, phrases, sentences, etc. So when I was studying for the GRE (and praying to tackle the new revised exam), I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book teaches the important words you need to know in units of ten words each, along with their parets of speech, mostly commonly used definititions on the G ...more
Oct 08, 2013 Jacob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great resource. You get out what you put in and this more than prepares you. However, while studying for the GRE, this wasn't as compact as it should have been for a supplemental resource. Too many words and some of the 300 highest frequency words didn't even have definitions in the book!
A fine tool though.
Jan 27, 2014 Hosein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gre
Reading new words along with the adjunct practices really helps to assure one has really learned those vocabularies. I myself found this book necessary for whom want to take GRE exam. by using Flash card of this book it is feasible to learn new words everywhere.
Brianna Soloski
Aug 21, 2016 Brianna Soloski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: test-taking
This has 800 common to the GRE words and 500 common to the GRE Greek/Latin Roots. There are also matching and fill in the blank questions after each set of ten words to help you put them into context and not just have rote memorization of the words and what they mean.
Oct 19, 2008 Jenny rated it it was ok
Well my vocab is bigger. That was the goal. Goal met. I found a few typos that really kinda honked me off. Who proofreads books nowadays?

Jul 28, 2011 AGamble rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good review with pre- and post- tests and review for every set of words. Also includes a root word section.
Aug 14, 2008 Kate rated it really liked it
Much more effective than simply staring down a long list of words and definitions.
Dec 09, 2011 Ali rated it did not like it
-Idiotically sorted alphabetically
-Erroneous word definitions
Mar 08, 2011 Steppenwolfe rated it really liked it
Very geeky, but I'm getting a tremendous kick out of this book!
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