Practice for GRE Vocab


The previous version of the GRE test stressed so much on the students’ vocabulary, that most of the students were concerned about their vocabulary practice. You have perhaps heard that the revised version of the test shifts stress from out of context vocabulary to real life situations. That, however, does not mean that vocabulary  is no more an important part of your test preparation. It simply means that the questions are more specific, and your answers have to be more specific as well. Moreover, now that the antonyms and analogies have been removed from the test, all of the other question types may test your vocabulary in some way. As a result, you may even need to concentrate more on your vocabulary. You have plenty of options for improving your skills through proper practice. You can consider purchasing study books, flashcards, etc. You can also look for online materials such as wordlists organized for the test questions. The good thing about this section of the test is that the more you read various articles, study materials, etc. the faster your vocabulary develops. Nevertheless, you may need specific study materials for more focused approach to your vocabulary practice.

Help on GRE Vocab:

If you are not sure how to start your vocabulary practice, there are many options you can choose from. You can follow different sources of practice materials for help. However, there are certain strategies and tips that might help you in your practice. These following pages might help you to get started:

Wordlists for Practice:

The best way you can start your vocabulary practice is by following an organized wordlist. As mentioned above, the more you study, the more your vocabulary grows, but you can never keep track of your progress in your practice unless you follow wordlists or use flashcards. Flashcards are good for your final preparation. You can select those words that you find difficult to remember and practice those separately. However, if you want to follow wordlists, here are a number of wordlists to help you in your practice:

Vocab Practice Alphabetically or Randomly:

If you follow wordlists for vocabulary practice, you may either follow them alphabetically or randomly. While following an alphabetically arranged wordlist may help you keep your practice organized, you may also feel the need to learn some random words at certain times. These wordlists are organized both alphabetically and randomly, and will help in your practice no matter how you intend to prepare: