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GRE Practice - Synonyms and Word Groups - Set 2

We will, over the next few weeks, look at WORD GROUPS. This is a very effective way of studying new words by connecting them to a group. Each group will consist of synonyms, antonyms, and related words. This approach is particularly useful for your GRE prep because the GRE tests certain word groups quite frequently.

Today’s word is: BORING

Below, you will be given clues to words that are synonyms, antonyms or in some obvious way connected to the word BORING

  1. D____ (4 letters)
Synonym for BORING, cheerless.
  1. H____M (7 letters)
commonplace or ordinary. Often used to describe the day-to-day
  1. M ____OUS (10 letters)
uttered or sounded in one unvarying tone
  1. T ____S (7 letters)
tiresome because of length or dullness
  1. P____S (9 letters)
oppressively or unpleasantly dull task.
  1. P____C (7 letters)
dull and unimaginative, characteristic of ordinary things
  1. B____L (5 letters)
lacking originality, freshness, or novelty
  1. J____E (6 letters)
devoid of significance or interest
  1. P ____ ANT (8 letters)
ANTONYM: deeply touching, pleasurably stimulating
  1. V____D (5 letters)
lacking flavor, zest, interest, animation, or spirit


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