Jump to content

GRE sentence equivalence: less common usages of common words


ashlee_liu31

Recommended Posts

Hello,

I am currently studying hard for the GRE, especially the verbal part, and I find myself stuck on one particular aspect. I'm good with the textual completion and reading comprehension parts, but I frequently make mistakes in sentence equivalence. The reason seems to be that, although I have learned enough advanced vocabs, I am unfamiliar with less common meanings of common words. For example, "involved" actually can be a synonym of "complicated" and I didn't know that. All I could see was that it meant to be involved in something. Is anyone experiencing the same problem?? Does anyone know how to quickly get a hold of these less common usages of common words? I have looked at KAPLAN and Manhanttan Prep but they don't seem to have a section dedicated to this purpose.

thanks! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello,

I am currently studying hard for the GRE, especially the verbal part, and I find myself stuck on one particular aspect. I'm good with the textual completion and reading comprehension parts, but I frequently make mistakes in sentence equivalence. The reason seems to be that, although I have learned enough advanced vocabs, I am unfamiliar with less common meanings of common words. For example, "involved" actually can be a synonym of "complicated" and I didn't know that. All I could see was that it meant to be involved in something. Is anyone experiencing the same problem?? Does anyone know how to quickly get a hold of these less common usages of common words? I have looked at KAPLAN and Manhanttan Prep but they don't seem to have a section dedicated to this purpose.

thanks! 

Check out Magoosh.  They have a blog and vocab Wednesdays on You tube.  Appearantly, the GRE test secondary definitions.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use