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备战2016GRE 你不可不知的6个单词揭秘

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尽管新GRE对单词的要求比过去低了许多,可对许多奋战在备考之路上的同学来讲,GRE词汇仍然是一座不可逾越的高山。君再次与大伙分享备战2015年GRE考试不可不知的五个单词。

Inviolate

The Constitution, the American flag, George Washington—to *ny Americans, these three things are inviolate: they are sacred and must be safeguarded against injustice. For those who aren’t overly patriotic or nationalistic, there is usually something we consider inviolate—*rriage vows, spiritual deity (or deities), Monday Night Football.

Onerous

Have to study for a *ssive final? Is the deadline for a *jor project at work looming? Need to memorize 1,000 words for that darn test? Well, all of these are onerous tasks—they are de*nding and require a lot of effort. Onerous is not used to describe a person. So don’t say your boss is onerous; say the work he requires is onerous.

Whenever a task threatened to become onerous, Nigel contrived a means of *king it less so: when forced to cook for a dinner party of twelve, he ordered in.

Confound

A tricky word, confound does not relate to “finding” anything. It actually has a few definitions. First off, if you expect something to happen and then you are completely confused when it doesn’t, you are confounded.

Weather forecasters predicted that January—historically the wettest month of the year—would break the drought; yet, they were confounded when only .01 inches of rain fell during the entire month.

Confound can also mean to mix up, i.e. not be able to tell two things apart.

Those with red-green color blindness often confound the two colors, sometimes thinking that a streak of mud on their arm is blood.

Finagle

Need to get something from someone, but you know they probably won’t like you trying? Well, it’s time to use a little trickery, or in other words it’s time to finagle. Sometimes, when my wife has ordered something really tasty at a restaurant, I will try to finagle more bites by trying to convince her she is full and should save room for dessert. At first this ploy worked, but now she preempts such bald-faced finagling by not offering me anything in the first place.

Salutary

From the Latin for health, salutary no longer means only by providing healthful benefits; anything that is beneficial is salutary. The decrease in the number of *okers is seen—at least amongst non-*okers—as a salutary effect of anti-*oking legislation. The Internet has brought a wave of salutary changes, *king our lives easier by offering Google *ps, Yelp reviews, and helpful blogs.

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