Source: Official Guide Revised GRE 1st Ed. Part 8; Section 4; #3


Given the flood of information presented by

Given the flood of information presented by the mass media, the only way for someone to keep abreast of the news is to rely on accounts. synoptic, abridged, sensational, copious, lurid, understated

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Sofia Ababou

Hi. The official guide states that lurid and sensational would create two similar sentences. How so? Could you further elaborate these 2 meanings/word definitions in the GRE context?


Nov 7, 2016 • Comment


Hi Sofia! For questions on the meanings of words, I'd definitely recommend looking them up on! There, you'll see that lurid and sensational are actually synonyms — one definition of "lurid" is "marked by sensationalism" :)

Nov 8, 2016 • Reply


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Oct 10, 2012 • Comment

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