Improving your vocabulary will come in handy when it comes to achieving an impeccable GRE Verbal score. Most people struggle the most with this particular aspect of the GRE. In this article, we will tell you effective ways to increase GRE vocabulary. Without further ado, let’s get started:

Reading is Your Best Friend

Most people jump straight to GRE practice questions but hold on a second. The first thing you need to do is make reading a part of your lifestyle. Newspaper, magazines, books, any American style of reading material will work. It will not only improve your GRE vocabulary but information as well.

Dictionary is Your Best Friend

If you don’t recognize a word while reading, look it up in the dictionary and memorize it. Reading it only won’t help you at all. Skim through the definition and memorize it in your head.  


Do not memorize the definition of words through the dictionary. Restate it in your own words so you can remember it. You can customize the mnemonics as per your learning pattern. if you find a word – which has a miser meaning, so you can think of a miser person in your circle and relate that word to it.

Practice What You Preach

If you are not used to speaking English often, you might feel strange at first but speaking out loud will help you remember the words you have just learned.

GRE Vocabulary List

Make sure to keep a list of new words you have learned in your phone or notebook and look back at them whenever you get a chance. Jot down all the words as you go and write them in your own words. You can use Scholarden GRE word list that has over a 1000 words or visit the youtube channel for further help. 

GRE Flashcards

Flashcards help with all sorts of test preps. Keep them in your bag and pocket and look at them whenever you have some free time on hand. The ease of using flashcards will help you learn faster. You can create your own cards by buying blank sheets of paper, cutting them into squares and writing difficult words with their meanings on them. 

Keep Updating Your List

As soon as you come across new words, add them to the list. You can also find the most common words that come in the GRE test. You can find a lot of files online and also get help from your online resource provider.

Visualizations Always Help

If you are fighting trouble remembering a particular word, associate a visual image with that word. Visualization helps you remember new words with ease. Please note that it only works if you are a visual thinker. Scholarden has a list of words with visual pictures of those words on the youtube channel.

Understand the Roots of Words

Learn where a particular word comes from. If you learn the background of the word, it is very fascinating and helps you remember it better. It makes the study process less boring.

Include Words in Your Conversation

When you learn a new word, use it in your conversation. It will feel intimidating at first but will come naturally shortly.

Final Thoughts

Learning vocabulary is a little bit tricky but not hard. If you decide to incorporate all these tips mentioned in this article, you will ace the vocabulary task in no time.

If you have any questions, leave them down in the comments section below and we will get back to you.


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