No Pain, No Gain

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - No Pain, No Gain

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
aspirationnoun

a strong will to achieve something

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viabilitynoun

the state or quality of being capable of achieving success

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triumph
triumphnoun

a great victory, success, or achievement gained through struggle

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track recordnoun

a history of someone's or something's recognized accomplishments that can often be used for the purpose of making judgment

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synergynoun

the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects

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streaknoun

an unbroken series of events

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stepping stonenoun

any means of advancement that helps one to make progress towards achieving something

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resolvenoun

a strong will to have or do something of value

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prosperitynoun

the state of being successful, particularly by earning a lot of money

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prospectnoun

the likelihood or possibility of something becoming successful in the future

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primenoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

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pinnaclenoun

a part of something that is considered as the most prominent or successful

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pertinacitynoun

the quality of having determination to continue doing or believing something in spite of any opposition or hardships

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perseverancenoun

the quality of persistently trying in spite of difficulties

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infallibilitynoun

the quality of never being wrong or making mistakes

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fruitionnoun

something that is made real or concrete

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footholdnoun

an early achievement paves the way for future progress

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feasibilitynoun

in a way that is possible or doable

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enterprisenoun

an enormous project that is part of a for-profit business

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to accreditverb

to believe that someone deserves the credit for something

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to bounce backverb

to regain health after an illness or become successful again after facing difficulties

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breakthroughnoun

an important discovery or development that helps improve a situation or answer a problem

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to bring offverb

to be successful in achieving a particular end or doing something difficult

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to carveverb

to manage to establish a career, reputation, etc. for oneself through hard work and dedication

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to come throughverb

to emerge triumphant in attaining a particular goal

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efficaciousadjective

producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

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illustriousadjective

praised and well-known because of prior achievements

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to measure upverb

to meet the qualifications or standards that are required or expected for doing or achieving something

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opportuneadjective

(of a time) ideal for achieving a particular purpose or reaching success

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to overachieveverb

to achieve success more than expected

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practicalitynoun

the quality of being realistic and practical rather than ideal or theoretical

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to shoot forverb

to attempt to achieve something, particularly a difficult goal

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to striveverb

to make great efforts to achieve something

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to surmountverb

to overcome something or deal with it successfully

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to thriveverb

to develop or grow well or continue to be successful

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drivenadjective

showing determination and ambition to achieve one's goals

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zenithnoun

a period during which someone or something reaches their most successful point

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furtherancenoun

the process of helping something grow, develop, or become more successful

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