Graduate Record Examinations are admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States.

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Text completion - help? [migrated]

I have a question for which I am doubtful about which to choose among the two .. can someone help ? Please select one option for the blank .. After years of unchecked exploitation of its natural ...
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GRE Question. Why was 'reinforce' the incorrect answer in “the notes mimics/reflects/reinforces the meaning”?

From Kaplan's GRE Premier book, 2014, p. 105: Word Painting is a musical technique in which the progression of the notes ______ the meaning of the lyrics; a famous example of this can be found ...
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Is not it better to use adopt rather then use revert to

Recently, I have faced a question like below: The new systematic nomenclature was so (i)__ that many chemists preferred to (ii)__ the older trivial names that were at least shorter. At least, that is ...
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GRE reading comprehension

The following passage is given: Recently an unusually high number of dolphins have been found dead of infectious diseases, and most of these had abnormally high tissue concentrations of ...
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(GRE) Verbal Reasoning

The following is taken from the Princeton Review's Cracking the GRE, 2013 Edition. Can someone please help me understand why choice (C) is offered as the correct answer? I know my confusion stems from ...
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Comprehension help required

I was given the following question for comprehension pasted below: What does John mean when he says that he would only win his own money? And I answered that John meant that Marry won't be ...
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The plural of One [closed]

I have a statement: 'The writer says we must all feel excitement and strangeness at the idea of going to sea.' Now I have to remove "we" here and replace it with "one" or any other third person. ...
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(GRE) Parallel Structures

The following is a sample question taken from the revised version of the ETS-administered Graduate Record Examination (GRE). I normally try hard to understand the logic behind selecting the choices ...
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A GRE verbal question — I think the given answer is wrong

According to my understanding the choices to this question is only A. But the answer sheet says the correct choices are A and C. The question asks the conceptualization about gender in western ...
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A fraction less than something? [closed]

I encountered a question which is phrased: A book store stocks 1/5 of its books as fiction works, and 1/3 less than the fiction books as self-help books. What fraction of books are fiction and ...
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How should I understand “the idea” in this sentence?

The following is an excerpt from a GRE Verbal exercise: The hypothesis of an expanding Earth has never attracted notable support, and if it were not for the historical example of continental ...
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How should I understand “tone” in this context?

The following is a GRE sample question. Jean Wagner’s most enduring contribution to the study of Afro-American poetry is his insistence that it be analyzed in a religious, as well as secular, ...
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“something that the author is praised for not permitting”?

The sentence is from the Official Guide for the GRE General test: Here, we must determine what word should indicate something that the author is praised for not permitting. I can not fully ...
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Help me understand the word 'deflect' in this sentence

Belanger dances with an undemonstrative panache that draws one's attention as if by seeking to deflect it; through finesse and understatement, he manages to seem at once intensely present and ...
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Why is “schism” preferred over “demur” in this sentence?

This is a verbal reasoning question in a GRE book. Obviously, the correct answer could only be A or B. And the explanation on the text book is "the correct answer is B". Unenlightened ...
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Difference between “field of inquiry” and “field of endeavor” [closed]

These two kinds of phrase frequently pop out in the topics of GRE analytical writing. Is there any substantial difference in meaning? EDIT: I know the difference between the word "endeavor" and ...
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Help me with this GRE question

Human nature and long distances have made exceeding the speed limit a (i)__ in the state, so the legislators surprised no one when, acceding to public demand, they (ii)__ increased penalties for ...
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Can someone help with these 2 GRE verbal questions?

Requirement: fill the blank with 2 words choosen from the below list, each word should give the sentence the same meaning. Modern agricultural practices have been extremely successful in ...
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A controversial GRE question

The profits that the corporation earns from the exclusive-supplier agreements with the universities are___, because the terms of agreements that they are inclined to protect the universities’ ...
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They might keep knowledge of its potential to effect social change from being widely disseminated

The title is an excerpt from a GRE question: Those who fear the influence of television deliberately ---- its persuasive power, hoping that they might keep knowledge of its potential to ...