GRE Verbal | Barron’s 800 Destroyed | Day 8
Today we will cross the 25% mark and you would have already covered 200+ most frequently used words from Barron’s 800
191. abdicate – to give up a position
It sounds like vacate, right?
The govt. was accused of abdicating its responsibility
192. vivisection – dissection, surgery or painful experience
How I learnt is that you, vivisection is done in plant where we cut down the stem or something and then plant them separately.
I write these stories from my memory and it has nothing to do with the reality. It’s just a way to remember things
193. viable – capable of working successfully , feasible
Rakesh, don’t give me a hypothetical solution, we need a viable answer to the scenario.
Creating a Spacecraft to reach Mars in 24 hours is not at all a viable prototype
194. vexation – irritation, annoyance
Whether you are a girl or a boy, waving is always irritating and thus waxation is irritation..Ooopsss !! It’s vexation, ignore the first two alphabet.
If you like to learn this way, then you are my Boi 😛
195. vacuos – empty
Inspired from vacuum. Easy
196. travesty – parody, exaggerated imitation
This one might be hard to learn, so comments are more than welcome
Have you watched TVF? The first video they created was on Roadies and it was titled as Rowdies. Link below
TraVesty has two alphabets of TV so you can guess that it has something to do with TVF i.e. parody.
197. Transient – Temporary
Transient is also a man who moves from place to place i.e. he/she is temporary.
It’s hard for me to remember the word’s meaning because every time I look at this word, I fee like it has something to do with ‘important’ 🙁
The way I learn the words are transient in nature, but I got to do this
198. tirade – Long, Violent speech
A tirade of abuse.
Remember the Bollywood roast by All India Bakchod, that was a tirade of abuse to the Bollywood stars
199. Tenuous – Weak
It definitely looks like something which deals with tension, but NO!!
Tenuous means weak
200. Tautology – Unnecessary repetition
I will either get paid or i will not get paid
I am not sure how to make you understand in English, but in Hindi or particularly in my regional language we say “Kya taey-taey bol rhe ho” as in why are you repeating so much
Though it definitely sounds like a branch of science or may be its a type of science(Tautology in tautology)
201. Talisman – Charm to bring good luck
Simple meaning, someone who brings charm, generally associated with some pendant or necklace we wear to sue band spirit
202. Syllogism – a form of deductive reasoning with a major premise, minor premise and a conclusion.
Okay, so if you have ever prepared for GMAT then you would understand the pain of syllogism. In fact in GRE also we have some questions on the same line in the essays
In syllogism you have a major argument, a minor supporting argument and a conclusion.
203. supposition – the fact of assuming to be true
Easy hai ye, time pass mat kro
204. subside – to settle down or to grow quite
The storm subsides
The flood subside as quickly as they arise
Ye v asaan hn hai
205. subpoena – notice someone to appear in court
Ye wala yaa phir tumhe yaad ho jaeyga, ya kabhi yaad nai hoga 😛
In general a subpoena is done to make it compulsory to appear for a hearing. Mostly, the court has to ask the MLAs/MPs to appear as a part of subpoena
206. stratified – arranged in layers
It helps if you are from a Data Science background. Stratified sampling is the sampling in which say suppose you have 20 rows of data, then you might divide it into 4 groups with first 5 rows as A, then B, etc. i.e. you divide it into layers
207. sporadic – irregular
spora means sowing in Greek, have you ever watch people sowing in field?
It’s ALWAYS irregular. This is the root of sporadic
Another example of sporadic is the spread of any virus like Corona which spreads in a very irregular manner
208. spendthrift – extravagant; one who spends too much
thrift is speed and spend is spend
Nitin was a spendthrift and a heavy gambler
209. singular – unique, extraordinary; odd
singular aise points to one person, one specific person, and if some is termed as singular then he/she is extra ordinary
Plural is crowd, singular is special
210. sextant – navigation tool that determines latitude and longitude
Kya soche? something related to sex??
211. saturate – soak thoroughly
Saturate hona as in ekdum exhaust hona.
The exercise was so saturating
212. rubric – protocol; a set of instruction
Rubiks cube is solved with a set of instructions, a simple set of steps. Same ways rubrics is a set of instructions. It’s mostly written as a heading in a document.
Ever tried to install any game?
There you will find a list of pre-requisites, these are sort of rubric
213. reticent – Silent, reserved
Manmohan singh was a reticent. reticent sounds like remaining silent
214. resolve – determination, firmness of purpose
i always gets confused in these common terms. My way of learning it
He solved, so he was smart
He resolved because he was determined
You can skip this if you already know the meaning
215. resolution – determination
Same as resolve
216. reprobate – morally unprincipled person
My way of learning.
Nitin was on probation, he bantered(passing comments which could or couldn’t have decent meaning) with his colleagues, some times way too much
Nitin was fired in his probation due to his reprobate behaviour
217. pristine – untouched; pure
Easy hai. That’s a pristine white shirt
Pristine copy of the old magazine
218. provident – providing for future need
Provident fund ka naam sune ho?
Have you ever heard of provident fund?
Now it makes much more sense to me at least
219. pusillanimous – cowardly
Remember the word puissant(B800)?
It meant not a pussy i.e. brave
pusillanimous is self explanatory i.e. cowardly
220. precarious – uncertain
a ladder can be precarious? when? When it’s broken 😛
Much like every one else, my choices of career is precarious i.e. uncertain. i am a Data Scientist, I will be writing UPSC this year, I am preparing for GRE just to get those 330 marks, I have also attempted GMAT, I have a small online book business, and I cook good enough to open a cafe.
So, my choice of life is_______