Pass With Flying Colors

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - Pass With Flying Colors

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
alma maternoun

the university, college, or school that one studied in

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alumnanoun

a former female student or pupil of a school, university, or college

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alumnusnoun

a person, particularly a male one, who is a former student of a college, university, or school

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colloquiumnoun

a formal and academic conference or seminar

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collegiateadjective

of or relating to a college or its students

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commencementnoun

an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

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to conferverb

to give an official degree, title, right, etc. to someone

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convocationnoun

a group gathered in response to a summons

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cum laudeadverb

(in the US) with the third highest level of distinction achievable by a student

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curricularadjective

relating to the topics that a course of study in a school or college consists of

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magna cum laudeadverb

(in the US) with the second highest level of distinction achievable by a student

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summa cum laudeadverb

(in the US) with the highest level of distinction achievable by a student

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demeritnoun

a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces

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disciplinaryadjective

relating to a specific field of academic study

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dissertationnoun

a long piece of writing on a particular subject that a university student presents in order to get an advanced degree

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electiveadjective

not compulsory

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expulsionnoun

the act of expelling or forcing someone to leave a particular place, especially a school

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entrantnoun

any new participant in some activity

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endowmentnoun

the capital that provides income for an institution

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GEDnoun

an official certificate in the US that people who did not complete high school can obtain by taking some classes and successfully passing a test, which is the equivalent of the actual high school diploma

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grammar schoolnoun

a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades

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headmasternoun

presiding officer of a school

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interdisciplinaryadjective

drawing from or characterized by participation of two or more fields of study

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to invigilateverb

watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)

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ivy leaguenoun

a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige

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literacynoun

the ability to read and write; one's ability to read and write

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magnet schoolnoun

*** (in the US) a school in a large city that offers extra courses in some subjects in order to attract students from other areas of the city

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to matriculateverb

enroll as a student

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prospectusnoun

a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university

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scholasticadjective

of or relating to schools

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sophomorenoun

a second-year undergraduate

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sororitynoun

a social club for female students in a university or college, especially in the US and Canada

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to suspendverb

to temporarily prevent someone from going to school as a punishment because they did something wrong

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recessnoun

*** a period of time between lessons at school

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tertiary collegenoun

*** ‌(in Britain) a college that provides education for people aged 16 and older, but that is not a university

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vocationaladjective

involving the necessary knowledge or skills for a certain occupation

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tenurenoun

*** guaranteed permanent employment, especially as a teacher or professor, after a probationary period

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syllabusnoun

books and subjects that students should study in a school or college course

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studiousadjective

characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

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