If you steadily work through a words a day, you will quickly build your vocabulary! I am looking for some material that it could be helpful for me to study. Here is a sample of the test. Would you help me out after reading the mock exam and tell me which vocabulary package could be the best fit for me? In general, we recommend that student start with official materials, and it sounds like you have already done so. I recommend talking to people who are already working at interpreters to see if they have any study advice.
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A playground, for instance, is the ground on which children play. But not all compound words are that easy to figure out. Below are a few tough ones that may just show up test day.
Watershed In geographical terms, a watershed describes the area where two parts of land are broken up by a river. The GRE cares little for such earth science niceties. The figurative definition—and the one you need to know—is any major turning point in an event. Well, think again.
A hallmark is a distinctive feature that usually connotes a sense of excellence. Think of something that allows you to distinguish what is truly excellent from what is merely average. The hallmark of a fine champagne, for instance, is the presence of bubbles; the hallmark of a good education is vocabulary. The hallmark of a well-functioning democracy is a means by which corrupt organizations can be kept in check.
The obsolete root lode- means main, or chief. Figuratively speaking, lodestar means anything that acts as a guide, usually in a positive sense. It connotes a sense of disorder and a lack of planning. Over the past couple of decades the city center has been gentrified in a piecemeal fashion so that some of the cafes and stores that once were the embodiment of chic now seem dated, giving the area more of a bygone than an up-and-coming feel.
Freewheeling Despite the images this fun word conjures, it has nothing to do with riding a bike an innovative fashion. Freewheeling describes any process free order, laws, or regulations. Freewheeling can also describe a person who is heedless of rules.
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