I never thought I would get a lot of attention in the blogosphere for choosing GRE words and making sentences out of them but seriously you all, keep the love coming. No matter how tired I am from working my two jobs, seeing all of these likes and reblogs just give me the extra oomph (that’s not a GRE word) to keep studying and hopefully rock this thing. It’s awesome to know that this is helping you all out too!
Ardor- intense and passionate feeling
Glen Hansard sings with ardor as he describes how much he misses his former lovers.
Demagogue- a leader or rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
Sarah Palin is a demagogue of the Tea Party.
Dirge- a funeral hymn or mournful speech
He gave a dirge at his father’s funeral.
Enumerate- to count, list, or itemize
The campaign organizers enumerated the voters by their voter history to develop a contact strategy.
Fecund- fertile, fruitful, productive
It is my dream to one day tend over fecund urban garden.
Foment- to arouse or incite
A group of students thought that it would be a great idea to foment a revolution to change the dry campus policy by drinking on the quad and encouraging other students to do so.
Inimical- hostile, unfriendly
After their breakup, they were so inimical, they couldn’t stand to be in the same room.
Largess- generous giving bestowal of gifts
Magnate- powerful or influential person
Although it was well known that the magnate was ruthless when it came to buying out companies; he was also revered for his largess. Each year, he donated millions to various city charities.
(two GRE words in one sentence. boom. roasted.)
Philistine- a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
The hipster was the biggest philistine I have ever seen. She only had a record player in her room because it added a vintage feel to the room and never played a single record on it.
Ribald- humorous in a vulgar way
Louis C.K. is a ribald comedian and I love him for it.
Sanguine- ruddy, cheerfully optimistic.
Everyone always compliments me on my sanguine personality.
Stolid- unemotional; lacking sensitivity
O.J. Simpson showed the world how stolid he is when he released his book If I Did It, in which he hypothetically described how he would have killed his wife and Ronald Goldman.
Turgid- swollen as from a fluid; bloated
The drowned man’s body was turgid.
Zealot- someone passionately devoted to a cause
There are many zealots who are outside of the White House and protesting against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.