28 September 2011

the good news and the bad news

The good:

If my memory serves me correctly, there was only one word I encountered on the GRE that wasn't on our GRE Vocabulary list. (The list contains over 1100 words, though, so my memory may not serve.)

The word was inveigle. It means to win over by flattery or deceit. The American Heritage Dictionary uses "inveigled a free pass to the museum" as an example, which makes me chuckle.

The bad:

I never really studied the GRE Vocabulary list before taking the GRE. Consequently, there were a lot of moments where I thought "I know I saw that word on the list, but I have no idea what it means."

I did read Jane Eyre, though, and that's got to count for something, because those nineteenth-century authors love to use GRE words, I tell ya. Geesh.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

I didn't know you were taking the GRE, too. (Maybe I should have?) Good for you! Was it easier or harder than you anticipated?

Brit said...

It makes me happy to think of you and Tim studying for the GRE together ;) haha

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