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Word Smart for the GRE will help you build your vocabulary and boost your GRE verbal scores. It provides you with successful strategies for learning new words as well as proven techniques for scoring higher on the GRE Verbal exam. It also includes

·The GRE Hit Parade: the words most frequently tested on the exam
·Quick quizzes and a final exam
·Secondary definitions to help you avoid tricks and traps on the GRE

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Overview

Word Smart for the GRE will help you build your vocabulary and boost your GRE verbal scores. It provides you with successful strategies for learning new words as well as proven techniques for scoring higher on the GRE Verbal exam. It also includes

·The GRE Hit Parade: the words most frequently tested on the exam
·Quick quizzes and a final exam
·Secondary definitions to help you avoid tricks and traps on the GRE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375765773
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/3/2007
  • Series: Smart Guides Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 799,238
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 10.52 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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The Princeton Review is the fastest growing test-preparation company in the country, with over 60 franchise offices in the nation. Each year, we help more than 2 million students prepare for college, grad school, professional licensing exams, and successful careers.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Vocabulary and the GRE     5
Strategies for Learning New Words     11
Warm-Up Quizzes     19
Word List     29
Word Roots     231
Final Exam     261
Foreign Words     295
Medical and Anatomical Words     301
Literature 101     309
Theories and Concepts     315
Answers     321
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    This book has an inexcusable number of errors. Beyond the errors

    This book has an inexcusable number of errors. Beyond the errors in spelling, their tests give answers.  It was clearly never proofread to double check that the answers given in the back of the book match the actual definitions of the words

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

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    Going back to school and I need to take the GRE and brush up on

    Going back to school and I need to take the GRE and brush up on vocab! BEWARE OF THE COPYRIGHT DATE. As most of you GRE takers should know, a new GRE format was released in 2011. This book is copyrighted in 2007. I took the ETS practice test online and got a few words wrong. Of all my study material, this one has the most vocab, so I looked the words up and could not find a single one.

    Granted, this is not a dictionary. -and to be fair, I checked the "GRE for dummies" book (new edition) I was reading and a checked a GRE vocab app for my phone I was using; none of them had the words I needed. I had higher hopes for this book since it was more extensive and focused on GRE vocab.

    I would highly recommend that you only buy books that are 2012 or later! Maybe 2011, if you can't find anything else. Also, beware of titles. I've already seen book titles with 2014, and in in the first few months of 2013. Look at the copyright dates! Of course, there is a review on here from 2009 that says only one of the 1000 words was on the test back then.

    Other than that, I do really like the format of this book, and I think it is good practice. Maybe look for a used one. I don't know what to tell you, I haven't found any good vocab books for the new GRE.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    The perfect study companion for anyone taking the GRE or for someone that would like to expand their vocabulary

    Princeton Review did a great job in breaking the words down into small groups with a quick quiz approximately every 12 words. The downside to the system is that the words are in alphabetical order and some have very similar meanings so out of the 12 words on the quiz two words may have the same meaning.

    This is one of the few vocabulary books for the GRE that give you both the definition and pronunciation of each word. It also has sections for breaking down the word roots and prefixes and suffixes.

    Many of the words in this book have shown up in my GRE Prep Class and in the GRE Prep book by ETS. I am 3/4 of the way through the book and my scores have already improved significantly on my practice tests.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone preparing for the GRE or those that just want to expand on their vocabulary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2009

    Not such an improvement in GRE score

    First of all, the GRE is the most ridiculous test ever created. In no way does it measure your intelligence, nor is it a sound device for determining your success in graduate school... But enough of that.
    My verbal score was very low the first time I took the GRE (330). So I decided to give this book a try, seeing it had some of the better reviews.
    I memorized every word in this book. I would estimate nearly 1,000 words. With the many hours spent preparing to retake the test, I was anticipating a fairly significant increase in my score.
    Only ONE word of the approximate 1,000 words I studied was on the test. I guess this book can be hit or miss, considering the various forms of the GRE and the adaptive features.
    Needless to say, when my score only increased from 330 to 350 in the verbal section I was a little distraught. Don't waste your time.

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