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

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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 drift, ...
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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, frame ...
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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 authoritarian ...
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supplant : replace :: snatch : take

The title is an analogy which appeared in the GRE verbal test, and I yet can't find the analogy in it. "Snatch" means to "take" hastily or eagerly, but I don't see if "supplant" is a more hasty ...
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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 two GRE verbal questions?

Requirement: fill the blank with two words choosen from this list, each word should give the sentence the same meaning. Modern agricultural practices have been extremely successful in increasing ...
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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. The test-taker is asked to fill in the blank: Those who fear the influence of television deliberately ____ its persuasive power, hoping that they ...

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