The GRE, or Graduate Record Exam, is a pre-requisite for graduate school applicants. GRE scores measure your abilities as a student and reflect your educational background. Although it is not necessarily a valid gauge to determine your academic success in graduate school, the GRE is still an important assessment tool to evaluate your analytical and quantitative skills, verbal communication skills and vocabulary.
Improving your vocabulary is one of the easiest ways to improve your GRE score. The GRE tests vocabulary on several components of the verbal section:
While it is not possible to learn every word in the English language (although that might be a fun challenge for the very ambitious!) certain words tend to appear over and over on the GRE.
If you study some of these GRE vocabulary word lists and learn these oft-used words, you'll have a leg up on the competition when it comes time to take the test.