Monday, September 7, 2009

GMAT jargon

Take home Some GMAT jargon. Jus gorge on them
Yes, you heard it right…there are words typical to GMAT verbal ( critical reasoning and reading comprehension).. here’s a list comes handy in RC/CR.

Allusion : Indirect reference to a person, place or event to another.
Archaism : The use of words and expressions that have become obsolete in common speech.
Burlesque : An incognito imitation; it imitates the matter or form of a play in an amusing manner.
Connotation and denotation : The denotation of a word is its primary meaning; connotation is the range of accompanying meanings in which it suggests or implies.
Motif and theme : A motif is an element – an incident, device or formula – which recurs frequently.
Prosody : Systematic study of writing verse (poem); principles in the use of rhyme, stanza etc.
Anecdote : Simple narration of a single incident.
Pastoral elegy : Represents both the mourner and the one he mourns.
Figurative language : Deviates from what we apprehend as the standard significance or sequence of words, in order to achieve special meaning or effect.
Symbol : A word or set of words that signifies an object or event which itself signifies something else.
historicism : A theory that history is determined by unchangeable laws and not by human agency or, it is a theory that all cultural phenomena are historically determined and that historians much study each period without imposing any personal or absolute value system.
Historical School : A school of economics maintaining that any economic theory must be based on historical studies of economic institutions.
Idealism : A philosophical system or theory that maintains that are real is of the nature of thought or that the object of external perception consists of ideas; the pursuit of high noble principles.
Existentialism : A philosophical movement that stresses the individual’s position as a self-determining agent responsible for his or her own choices.
Humanism : Assumes the dignity and central position of man in the universe and emphasizes on moral and practical rather than purely aesthetic values.

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