Tips for how to memorise GRE words ?
Win Over Words
The best way is using memory techniques first break the word in any language and made a stupid story relating tat and imagine tat story in ur mind 4 atleast 5 sec n u will remember it inshallah .ex: facetious=face+tea= on ur face tea is der n some one is looking n dey feel tats HUMOROUS!.. therefore Facetious=Humorous. As in Win Over Words
Words in the context of a story:
Learn words in the context of a story. You remember new words more easily if you learn them in the context of a brief history of an interesting and instructive sentence or short paragraph. All of the words in Chapter 3 of my book are presented this way; for other words make up your own stories. Try to include at least two or three testworthy words in each story.
Incorporate new words into everyday conversation:
Incorporate new words into everyday conversation. This may seem like hackneyed advice, but it’s nevertheless good advice. Use new words as you converse with friends. Pause to explain what the word means, and ask your friends if they know any similar or contrary words. You are bound to discover even more testworthy words this way!
Review, review, review. It’s not enough to learn a word once. Unless you review it, the word will soon vanish from your memory banks.
You might want to get an audio vocabulary program such as Executive Vocabulary and listen to a number of sessions every day. This will help you memorize more words in a shorter period of time. At any rate you should be realistic: How many new words can learn within two weeks? What’s more important than memorizing separate words is to develop an effective reading comprehension technique. Try to infer the meaning of unknown words from the context.
Follow Your Intuition
Concentrate on the gist of the text and follow your intuition. Those are skills you will need later in life, too.
Mnemonic devices will definitely help you remember words better.
Reading The Wall Street Journal
We recommend reading the The Wall Street Journal Online on a regular basis.The Journal has many GRE-type articles and uses GRE vernacular. When you come across an unfamiliar word, look it up and write down its definition. You will be amazed at how much better your vocabulary is after a month of reading The Journal on a regular basis for just a month.
If you don’t have much time until test day, you should study from a GRE vocabulary list or invest in some flash cards.Flash card
Barron’s How to Prepare for the GRE has the most comprehensive GRE vocabulary list topping off at about 3500 words. Learn the general meaning of 3500 words or so, and the GRE verbal section will look a lot less daunting. You are probably thinking 3500 words is a ton of words to learn. You are right. That’s why GRE vocabulary can be scary at first, but remember, you don’t have to memorize the exact meanings. The GRE does not test if you know exact definitions; just get to know general meanings. Be a thesaurus not a dictionary. Study a little bit at a time. Try twenty words a day. If that’s too easy, try thirty words a day. Don’t worry if memorizing words is difficult at first i will get much easier. Whatever number of words you choose to study per day, don’t study too many at one time.
Vocalize as you learn
Vocalize as you learn. Saying words aloud or hearing somebody else say them helps you to recall them later. Try reading sample sentences and definitions aloud as well.
Try tackling perhaps 20-30 words at a time
Break up the task into bite-size pieces. Don’t try to learn hundreds of words in one session. You will overload your mental circuits. Try tackling perhaps 20-30 words at a time. The words in my book are divided up this way to help you. Take meaningful breaks between sessions. Limit yourself to three or four sessions per day (20-30 words per session), depending on how much time you have to prepare for your exam. Take healthy breaks at least a few hours between study sessions. Sleep on it. Study a new batch of words just before bedtime. Your mind is more likely to retain information received just prior to sleep.
Memorize a list of roosts
If you have limited time to prep for GRE or have few weeks before the test, you can try to memorize a list of roosts. On the test day, you can guess by those roots.for example: anim- breath, mind example: animate, animosity, equanimity, pusillanimous
Doing the New York Times crossword puzzles.
GRE Word Game
Play the GRE word game as given at
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