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GRE Practice of the Day - 15th June 2020

Today’s GRE Practice is about words that are commonly confused because of their similarity in sound or spelling with other words. Also some words are confused because they seem to derive from other commonly known words but are not connected to them. For example, DEMUR is different from DEMURE.
DEMUR: (Verb) to take exception to or object to
DEMURE: (Adjective) affectedly modest or reserved; coy

Each word below has four options for its meaning or synonym. Choose the correct option for each word

  1. BEATIFIC
  1. pretty
  2. bliss
  3. beaten
  4. knowledgeable

BEATIFIC has nothing to do with beauty or attractiveness, it means being in a state of bliss or possessing an appearance of bliss.

  1. NOISOME
  1. unwholesome
  2. serene
  3. song
  4. boisterous
NOISOME has nothing to do with noise or loudness. It means offensive to the senses and especially to the sense of smell or something highly obnoxious or objectionable. NOXIOUS is another synonym.
  1. APPOSITE
  1. appropriate
  2. negatory
  3. nimble
  4. on the same side

APPOSITE sounds similar to opposite but it used to refer to something that is apt.For example: an apposite remark.

  1. INDIGENCE
  1. local
  2. unfair
  3. poverty
  4. thrifty

INDIGENCE is often confused with INDIGENOUS (produced, growing, living, or occurring natively) and even INDIGNANT (feeling or showing anger because of something unjust or unworthy). INDIGENCE is extreme poverty, a state of pennilessness.

  1. VIRTUOSO
  1. honest
  2. corrupt
  3. invisible
  4. expert
VIRTUOSO has nothing to do with being RIGHTEOUS or VIRTUOUS. A virtuoso is one who excels in the technique of an art.
  1. DECOROUS
  1. pretty
  2. befitting
  3. grandeur
  4. unity
DECOROUS has nothing to do with DECORATING, it refers to something marked by propriety and good taste. it is connected to DECORUM which is the code of conduct or correct behavior.

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