Barron's Essential Words for the GRE
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Barron's Essential Words for the GRE

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An extensive working vocabulary is a prerequisite for test-taking success on the GRE Graduate Record Exam. This revised and updated test preparation guide presents 800 college-graduate-level words with definitions that frequently appear on the exam, while also familiarizing test takers with how the words are generally used in various contexts. Additional features include a...more
Paperback, Second edition, 396 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Barron's Educational Series (first published July 1st 2007)
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Aug 30, 2007 Devon rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: slaves to the system
Shelves: august07
Done, bitches!
Alexandria Nicole
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...more
Sarah A
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
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)
Brianna Soloski
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.
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?

A. Gamble
Good review with pre- and post- tests and review for every set of words. Also includes a root word section.
Much more effective than simply staring down a long list of words and definitions.
-Idiotically sorted alphabetically
-Erroneous word definitions
Very geeky, but I'm getting a tremendous kick out of this book!
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