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# GMAT Vocab

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03 Mar 2012, 06:28
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Just curious to know whether anyone has a list of "Good to know" words for the GMAT?

At times I find words in the RC which seem alien, and generally there is a question which tests the understanding that specific word. How to deal with such situations?

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03 Mar 2012, 06:44
You can usually figure out the meaning of certain words in the GMAT by their context. The RC/CR questions sometimes contain "difficult" words to make it seem as though the text is harder than it really is.

If this really is an obstacle for you, you can study GRE word lists (the GRE actually tests your vocabulary). To save time, you could just study prefixes and roots.

If I were you though, I'd rather spend my time getting acquainted with logic/reasoning/grammar. A great vocab's great but useless if you can't reason with it.
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03 Mar 2012, 06:47
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FatRiverPuff wrote:
You can usually figure out the meaning of certain words in the GMAT by their context. The RC/CR questions sometimes contain "difficult" words to make it seem as though the text is harder than it really is.

If this really is an obstacle for you, you can study GRE word lists (the GRE actually tests your vocabulary). To save time, you could just study prefixes and roots.

If I were you though, I'd rather spend my time getting acquainted with logic/reasoning/grammar. A great vocab's great but useless if you can't reason with it.

Appreciate the reply, I am happy to inform you that we are thinking in the same direction.
I am working mainly on the reasoning/logic/grammar part, just to make sure I am not missing out on anything I had asked this question.

Cheers!

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04 Mar 2012, 22:24
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So here are a few keywords for RC which I found on the club forum itself.

Check them out, they might be helpful.
Attachments

keywords glossary1.pdf [270 KiB]

rc keywords.pdf [416.02 KiB]

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12 Mar 2012, 11:03
pratikbais wrote:
So here are a few keywords for RC which I found on the club forum itself.

Check them out, they might be helpful.

Excelente material, thank you very much!!!

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23 Mar 2012, 23:22
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I would highly recommend this web address from dictionary.com-

http://dynamo.dictionary.com/ - it has different sections for which you can learn (for fun learning you may choose play cards, I personally find this stuff very useful.)
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25 Mar 2012, 12:57
yogesh1984 wrote:
I would highly recommend this web address from dictionary.com-

http://dynamo.dictionary.com/ - it has different sections for which you can learn (for fun learning you may choose play cards, I personally find this stuff very useful.)

Hey Yogesh this is actually fun... Worthy of trying for sure..
Thanks a ton.. +1..

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25 Mar 2012, 23:06
pratikbais wrote:
yogesh1984 wrote:
I would highly recommend this web address from dictionary.com-

http://dynamo.dictionary.com/ - it has different sections for which you can learn (for fun learning you may choose play cards, I personally find this stuff very useful.)

Hey Yogesh this is actually fun... Worthy of trying for sure..
Thanks a ton.. +1..

Yup this "fun" part is what makes the learning so easy- I had tough time memorizing all those sophisticated/buzz words but I accidentally stumbled over this site and kind of got hooked to it for any meaning issue!
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29 Mar 2012, 03:43
yogesh1984 wrote:
pratikbais wrote:
yogesh1984 wrote:
I would highly recommend this web address from dictionary.com-

http://dynamo.dictionary.com/ - it has different sections for which you can learn (for fun learning you may choose play cards, I personally find this stuff very useful.)

Hey Yogesh this is actually fun... Worthy of trying for sure..
Thanks a ton.. +1..

Yup this "fun" part is what makes the learning so easy- I had tough time memorizing all those sophisticated/buzz words but I accidentally stumbled over this site and kind of got hooked to it for any meaning issue!

Hey can't thank you enough, this is a great tool for life, feel lucky to know about this before GMAT though..

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24 Jun 2012, 19:58
no vocab material...
sorry to say .. but it is useless

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25 Jun 2012, 10:36
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That's a great question .

One approach is definitely to read with a dictionary nearby (wordnik.com is a great online dictionary that not only pools together the leading dictionaries but also offers in-context use from trusted sources across the web). You should also be on the look out for words that are being used in a way that is different from that of colloquial speech. For instance, 'maintain' in the context of an RC passage most likely means to assert (it most likely does not mean to keep something in good condition).

A trove of such words is Magoosh's vocabulary Ebook. While the book is geared towards those taking the GRE, the e-book will oftentimes point out which words are likely to pop up in RC (for either GRE of GMAT). Words such as 'ambivalent', 'undermine', etc.

http://magoosh.com/gre/2012/gre-vocabulary-ebook/

Hope you find the book the helpful, and don't hesitate to ask any more questions
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