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Learning tough English words for GRE & CAT: 10 Revolutionary Ways for full proof learning


S. Joshi

[email protected]

Jan 2011




Contents of Plan

  • Existing Problems

  • Scientific base and backing of the concept

  • Introduction to the 10 pointer for learning words

  • Applicability for various individuals

  • Application with examples

  • Conclusion

  • Future scopes and developments

Introduction to the Problem

  • Human minds inherent capability to memorize is limited due to many factors

  • Mind tends to forget things when stress

  • Multiple revision of the words is needed

  • Words accurate meaning tough to learn, only a shade is remembered

  • Limitation of human mind as it creates negative emotions hindering development


  • Depends on individual

  • Some news freak will learn words applicable in news well

  • Some other would prefer using images.google.com

  • Some prefer using them in facebook tag lines

  • Documentaries “The Brain Our Universe Within Episode”

  • Barrons 4000 words, Nova 4000 words, Arun Sharma CAT 4000 words, GMAT 1500 words

Science of Memorization

  • Brain uses threads to capture information

  • The more threat we give the brain the higher chances it that the information is retained

  • Revision makes the ties stronger

  • Therefore it is advisable to give brain many threads to retain the word

10 Pointer technique

  • Thesaurus / category using Encarta dictionary (install)

  • Roots, which are mostly from roman, Greek, Latin, italic, Spanish, etc

  • Mnemonics mnemonicdictionary.com

  • Image for reach word images.google.com

  • Recent news of each word to increase your general knowledge as well, using news news.google.com

  • Hindi word for the same / Hebrew word using shabdkosh.com

  • XXX linkages

  • Linking of word to your friend or known person

  • Tag line of the word which you can use to your face book facebook.com, twitter or orkut

  • Linking word to Games and Spirituality and more interesting

  • Tone Guessing (Arpit’s Guest Lecture)

Thesaurus / category using Encarta dictionary

  • Grouping words in vast category

  • Examples of big category

  • Ranking of categorize

  • Various ways to categorize like music, kitchen, party, subjects etc

covert = secret, clandestine, underground, concealed, hidden, furtive, undercover, surreptitious, veiled, hush-hush (informal)

rapture: ecstasy, euphoria, bliss, delight, joy, heaven, elation

vindictive= spiteful, malicious, mean, cruel, hurtful, nasty, unkind, malevolent

Unforgiving: unforgiving, revengeful, rancorous, vengeful, implacable (formal), resentful, ruthless, merciless, pitiless, bitter

Purge: elimination, removal, eradication, expulsion

Roots, which are mostly from Roman, Greek, Latin, italic etc

  • Most of words are derived from Greek and Roman mythologies which lays the foundation of modern world

  • Example of Prefix: be = over, thoroughly bedaub = smear, befuddle is to confuse somebody; olig = few oligarchy = government by few

  • Idyll= experience of serene happiness [Late 16th century. Via Latin idyllium "pastoral poem" < Greek eidullion "small picture" <eidos "form"]

Where did these roots come from

  • All these roots comes from Europe

  • Greek is a over two thousand

  • Romans are around 500 years old

  • Greek Gods

  • Milton's text like Paradise lost

  • Trojan War

vigilant = [15th century. < Latin vigilant-, present participle of vigilare "keep awake" < vigil "awake, alert"]

Mnemonics mnemonicdictionary.com

  • This works sometimes

  • Example: Panegyric = (Tag: ) pane(pain) + gyric (lyrics) = If someone takes pain and writes lyrics then he will get PRAISED!!!

  • (Tag: ) palpable..divide it like..PALP(SOUNDS LIKE PULP)+ABLE.....after touching the PULP of fruit ITS OBVIOUS THAT every one would be ABLE TO PERCEIVE whether THE FRUIT is fresh or not.

  • Disquisition= its like dis +quisition(means question)......when someone questions u.......u need to give explanations...EX:-enquiry...

  • Hireling = (Tag: hire - ing) When you hire a person, he works only for money.

  • Imbecile = (Tag: ) sounds like IMBALANCE....a person having imbalance in his mind is a stupid person....

Image for reach word images.google.com



Image for reach word images.google.com




dove (symbol of peace)


Recent news using news news.google.com

  • Recent news of each word to increase your general knowledge as well, using news news.google.com

  • This will increase your knowledge about economics and other areas

Hindi word for the same / Hebrew word using shabdkosh.com

  • Panegyric = v गुणगाथा, गुणगान (m)

  • Throttle= टेंटुआ दबाना, गला घोंटना

  • Tonsure = मुण्डन, मुंडित भाग

  • Ordain= विधिवत् पादरी बनाना

  • Ordnance= तोपखाना (m)

  • Motif = नमूना (m)


  • Not recommended

Facebook or Orkut or Twitter

  • Tag line of the word which you can use to your face book facebook.com

  • Use facebook notes to add the tag lines for future revision

Linking of word to your friend or known person

  • Link to someone whom you know


  • How is it sounding?

Examples of Otiose

  • Otiose: Latin otiosus "at leisure, idle"

  • Category: futile, ineffectual, useless, impractical, ineffective, hopeless

News item:

Duffy, as it may be otiose to relate, is a singer from Wales. Her first album sold a considerable number of copies. Her second finds her in tandem with ...

Mnemonics for otiose(Tag: ) O T use...of trivial use i.e useless....


  • Category: crowd, throng, mass, gang, group, pack (dogs), flock, multitude, host

  • Mid-16th century. Directly or via French and German < Polish horda < Turkish ordu "camp, army“]

(Tag: ) well it sounds like herd......which we know is a term used for a group , so for a crowd of people , its horde


  • 1. islands: a group or chain of islands (often used in place names)

  • 2. sea with islands: an area of sea with many islands

  • द्वीप-समूह (Hindi)


  • instruction, guidance, teaching, coaching, expert hand, wing

  • [Early 17th century. < Latin tutela "guardianship" < tut-, past participle oftueri "watch over"]

  • संरक्षण (m) संरक्षता

(Mnemonics ) TUTELAGE, concentrate on the first part of the word TUTE meaning a kind of TUTOR, who KEEPS A WATCH ON YOU, a GUARDIAN.


  • Parable vs Fable vs Allegory

  • Shades of difference

Spirituality Words

  • The best treatise on how to follow your dharma is the Mahabharata... It's the best case-study world can ever have on dharma..

  • .This story was the last one before kalyuga began....Don't repine, this life gives u infinite options being a human to be as powerful as God...

  • Peroration of all this talk is that only God Shiv can take you out of these pains. Maya tries to somehow peddle & tout you to get in the mayajaal

  • Lord Ram's name is the only parapet you have on earth

  • Jejune life is worthless without God's name chant

  • Your only hospice is God.Empyrean is bhakta-people's company I am just a vassal of God.... and will do so in-spite of all the events that occurs his life will end in a silhouette unless you take God's path. Don't take interlude as your old karmas aren't taking any intermezzo to get to you

Spiritual application Part 2

  • You can anything in gratis but not friendship of bhaktapeopleYour gamin(homeless child) soul requires to parked at God's house

  • Don't have a excursive journey of life, settle at some point to do bhakti in interregnum

  • Each soul gets a human body in kalyuga is the reason of this canailleDon't get in solving the complexities of this insuperable life

  • Penitentiary life

  • Don't let age win  you, you cannot do good in the state of decrepit Eclat is still far away in another dimension

  • Don't grouch or grumble, its your own karmas that controls events of your lifeI am not in homiletics...

  • Don't worry about interlopers

  • Ujjain is the best anchorite

  • The appellation your get are more imp than your name

Used in Games

  • Words used in games

  • Best games for words

  • Warcraft

  • Age of Mythology

  • Dunegen Nights

601 words you needs to know

  • About the book

  • Categories using genre

  • Same language words

  • Like all words on Greek Gods

  • All words from war based people

  • Style of learning

Use Wiki

  • Example of wiki

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_gait

The song with most GRE Word

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7W8Cl-whCU

  • James Blunt: Out of my Mind

Youtube Series

  • Roots

  • Category

  • 601 Words list

  • High Freq

  • Spiritual Application

  • Images

  • Read better and faster

Video series for tougher words 1-5

  • http://freegregmatclass.com/words/gre_vl1/GRE_vocab_online_class.html

  • http://freegregmatclass.com/words/gre_vl2/GRE_vocab_online_class.html

  • http://freegregmatclass.com/words/gre_vl3/GRE_vocab_online_class.html

  • http://freegregmatclass.com/words/gre_vl4/GRE_vocab_online_class.html

  • http://freegregmatclass.com/words/gre_vl5/GRE_vocab_online_class.html


  • 600 words you need to know

  • GRE Barron’s & Nova (roots & prefix)

  • Arun Sharma CAT verbal (different language)


  • Methodologies to learn words has been explored in much details

  • Example and application are shown

  • Books in this regard are covered


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