GRE vocabulary practice in an Aegean village

GRE vocabulary practice in an Aegean village

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hey everyone welcome back to walk and [Music] study [Music] today we'll be going over some very advanced english vocabulary this video is great for anyone studying for the gre toefl or ielts or anyone who wants to
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learn some very advanced english vocabulary as we work through these words we'll be walking through the coastal town of sargyk in izmir turkey all right let's get started our first word is ostensible ostensible is an adjective and it means stated or appearing to be true but not necessarily true using ostensible in a sentence we could say
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the ostensible reason for his visit was to borrow a book but he secretly wanted to chat with his crush so the reason that he gave for his visit that appeared to be true was that he wanted to borrow a book but secretly the real reason he visited was to chat with the person he had a crush on the words supposed and apparent are two good synonyms for ostensible as well our next word is propitiate
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propitiate is a verb and it means to win or regain the favor of someone by doing something that pleases them propitiate in a sentence we could say because their gods were angry and vengeful the vikings propitiated them with many sacrifices so because their gods were angry and vengeful the vikings had to win or regain their
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god's favor by doing something that pleased them which in this case was sacrificing things to them good synonyms for propitiate are appease conciliate mollify pacify or placate our next word is stratagem stratagem is a noun and it means a plan or scheme that's designed to deceive or outwit an opponent or an enemy
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using stratagem in a sentence we could say the trojan horse is one of the most successful military stratagems used throughout history so the trojan horse is one of the most successful military plans or schemes designed to outwit or deceive an enemy synonyms for stratagem include artifice faint maneuver
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and while our next word is demure demure is a verb and it means to express doubts or objections and it can also be used to describe someone who is showing reluctance using demure in a sentence we could say when scientific authorities claimed that all the planets revolved around the earth galileo with his superior understanding
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of the situation was forced to demure so when scientific authorities claimed that all the planets revolved around the earth galileo who had a superior understanding of the situation was forced to raise doubts or objections and to show reluctance synonyms of demure include dissent expostulate kick protest and remonstrate
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our next word is wan one is an adjective and it means pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion using one in a sentence we could say the young boy with chickenpox had a wand face in contrast to his rosy cheeked sister so the boy with chickenpox had a sickly and pale face which was in
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contrast to his sister who was very rosy cheeked synonyms of wan include ashen sickly pale pallid white gray and anemic our next word is a swage a swage is a verb and it means to make something unpleasant less unpleasant or severe
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using a swage in a sentence we could say after breaking her leg carla took medication to assuage the pain so after breaking her leg carla took medicine to make the pain less unpleasant and less severe synonyms of a suage include allay alleviate appease comfort ease lighten
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mitigate mollify placate and relieve our next word is symbiosis symbiosis is a noun and it means cooperation or mutual healthfulness using symbiosis in a sentence we can say the rhino and the tick-eating bird live in symbiosis the rhino gives the bird food in the
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form of ticks and the bird rids the rhino of parasites so the rhino and the tick eating bird live in cooperation or mutual helpfulness and the way they do this is by the rhino providing food for the bird in the form of ticks and the bird ridding or getting rid of parasites which are the ticks for the rhino synonyms for symbiosis include
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association and interdependence our next word is jettison jettison is a verb and it means to discard or to get rid of unnecessary or encumbering things using jettison in a sentence we could say the sinking container ship jettisoned its cargo in a desperate attempt
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to reduce its weight so the sinking container ship dumped or got rid of its cargo in a desperate attempt to reduce its weight and thereby keep it from sinking synonyms of jettison include dump ditch drop eject throw out and discharge our next word is lethargic
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lethargic is an adjective and it means acting in an indifferent or slow and sluggish manner using lethargic in a sentence we could say the clerk was so lethargic that even when business was slow he always had a long line in front of him so the clerk was so indifferent or slow and sluggish that
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even when business was slow so there weren't very many people in the store he always had a long line in front of him when people have very low energy they're said to be lethargic some synonyms for lethargic include apathetic laxadaisical languid torpid and listless all right our next word is sacrosanct sacrosanct is an adjective and it means
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extremely sacred or beyond criticism so something that is viewed as too important or valuable to be interfered with is considered sacrosanct using sacrosanct in a sentence we could say many people considered mother teresa to be sacrosanct and would not tolerate any criticism of her so many people considered mother teresa to
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be extremely sacred and therefore would not tolerate or allow any criticism of her some synonyms of sacrosanct include sacred hallowed holy inviolable and kind of off limits unimpeachable as well our next word is malleable malleable is an adjective and it means capable of being shaped
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using malleable in a sentence we could say gold is the most malleable of precious metals it can easily be formed into almost any shape so gold is the most capable of being shaped of the precious metals and it can easily be formed into almost any shape a few synonyms of malleable are adaptable ductile plastic pliable
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and pliant our next word is codery codery is a noun and it means an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose using coterie in a sentence we could say angel invited a codery of fellow liverpool supporters to a pre-season game at anfield so angel invited an intimate group of people with a similar purpose
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and in this case the similar purpose is their support or love of liverpool to a preseason game at anfield synonyms for codery include click set inner circle kind of crowd maybe gang or band as well our next word is kudos kudos is a noun and it means praise and honor received for an achievement or kind of compliments or
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congratulations using kudos in a sentence we could say the actor happily accepted kudos from the press for his stunning performance in the film so the actor happily accepted the praise and honor from the press for his stunning performance in the film synonyms of kudos include acclaim praise accolades homage
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even cachet or glory our next word is sublime sublime is an adjective and it's used to refer to things of such excellence grandeur or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe so using sublime in a sentence we could say mozart is well known for composing sublime piano concertos
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so mozart is well known for composing piano concertos of such excellence or beauty that they inspire great admiration or awe synonyms for sublime include exalted lofty awe-inspiring or kind of elevated our next word is coalesce coalesce is a verb and it means to grow together to form
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a single hole using coalesce in a sentence we could say over the course of the morning the clouds coalesced into a gray thunderhead so over the course of the morning the clouds grew together to form a single hole which was the thunderhead or the thunderstorm some synonyms of coalesce include amalgamate blend
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condense consolidate fuse and unite all right our last word is advocate advocate is a verb and it means to speak in favor of something using advocate in a sentence we could say most vegetarians advocate a diet containing no meat so most vegetarians speak in favor of a
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diet that contains no meat some synonyms of advocate include champion support back recommend advise and prescribe all right with that we've gone over some more very advanced english vocabulary that's perfect for the gre i hope this lesson was helpful to you all as always subscribe below give us a like if you found this video useful and let us know in the comments
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