Thursday, August 17, 2006

Few deceptive GRE Words

Words that are often thrown on the GRE to fool the test-takers as they do not resemble their meanings. e.g

Restive -- on edge (for example you would think of “rest/resting” but instead its not, that is deceptive vocabulary)

Protean -- variable

Noisome -- foul smelling

Prolix -- rambling & wordy

Tortuous -- full of plot twists

Obviate -- to make unnecessary

Ponderous -- bogged down, tedious

Equivocate -- to use ambiguous language with deceptive intent

The above is from the link below
7 must know deceptive words for GRE