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Friday, May 29, 2009

GRE banter......

Ok, lets get down to business. Yeah the last post was a little show-off thing, but the gist of it all was very true.....but apparently people could just see the showing off........Yeah my puny brain has been inundated by words from Barron's. But there are some of these words,which i just could not get my head around. I do not know who the fuck uses these words, but i think a list of them will at least prove enlightening......

1.gerrymander -

Which means - Gerrymandering is a form of redistribution in which electoral district or constituency boundaries are deliberately modified for electoral advantage.

which sounds like - the act of a politician taking a walk after downing a good liter of Jack Daniels.....

2. filibuster

which means - a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision-making body. An attempt is made to extend indefinitely a debate upon a proposal in order to delay the progress or completely prevent a vote on the proposal taking place.

which sounds like - A juvenile crime detective.


which means - sleight of hand

which sounds like - a genital disorder

4. vituperative

which means - uttering or given to censure

which sounds like - The oppposite of imperative

5. crotchety

which means - whimsical

which sounds like - Sounding similar to scratching the crotch.

6. traduce

which means - exposing to slander

which sounds like - treading repeatedly over lettuce leaves.

7. Kismet

which means - fate.

(forgive me, but these insipid farts have just taken an Urdu word and fancy thinking of it as new)

8. coquette

which means - flirt

which sounds like - French.....hate that language.....bet the source for this was a French equivalent of "wild and out of control dick"

9. verdigris

which means - green coating on copper which has been exposed to the weather

which sounds like - Something the Greek secrete when they are embarassed.

10. patina

which means - green crust on old bronze works

which sounds like - An Italian secretion maybe?

11. pastiche

which means - imitation of anothers style in writing or musical composition

which sounds like - a well cultivated moustache styled like a pasture

12. opprobrium

which means - infamy

which sounds like - the state of mind of one after snorting a shit load of cocaine.

13. syllogism

which means - deceptive or specious argument

which sounds like - an allergy/state of aversion to studying words

.......Thats all for now......more to follow..........


  1. Incidentally, a number of those words are used quite frequently.

    Or you need new friends.

  2. believe me u ll start enjoying it :)
    initially these words get on your nerves, but later you start loving them... i sit wit my barrons at times... and its been almost a year since i ve given my GRE :)

  3. I second deepak's opinion. I have heard each word except gerrymander in actual use. :)