For what it's worth, a word a day may help build GMAT vocab....
Recently I've found through a friend a few websites that offer to send subscribers one word to their email box daily. As I'm stuck at LAX for an extended period, thought I may as well check them out. Full Disclosure: this is completely my own opinion / I'm getting no compensation or anything for this.
For background, thought this would an effortless, low-intensity way for people who need to build up their vocabulary but are otherwise busy with work and life. If you have more than just a few months, then this might be worth it as a low-stress way to learn a lot of new words that may help for GMAT prep. Disclaimer: these websites are all dedicated to people who love vocabulary ("word nerds"), and not necessarily dedicated for GMAT per se. But I figure why not -- one can probably judge for themselves if a word is too easy or too esoteric.
The first one I'm looking at is Merriam-Webster >>
- Main Page = http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
- Archive = http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/wodcalendar.pl
- Sign Up = http://www.merriam-webster.com/word/subscribe.htm
All in all, the words seem to be a good mix of easy / medium / hard. Several of them (like today's word - "will-o'-the-wisp") are interesting to know about but probably not GMAT material. One interesting thing is that they even dedicate a daily podcast to their word of the day, but it's basically just the explanation you'll find in the website or email -- helpful if you're an auditory learner, otherwise adds little value. The "Did you know?" section is more or less a history of the word -- interesting reading and perhaps a good tool for remembering a word, but not as useful as the explanation and example sentence.
Posts 2 (Dictionary.com) and 3 (Wordsmith) coming up....
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