Tag: GMAT

Word: Consummate

Imagine an expert consumer who is highly skilled at shopping and getting good deals. A consummate consumer! You can also remember the root words to remember. Both “consummate” and “summit” have the root word “summus” that is Latin for “summit” – the highest point. Imagine a consummate climber who has reached the summit of Mount Everest!

Word: Gainsay

“Gainsay” is a tricky word to remember. Just think about some one who has made huge gains in a business. But when others ask her whether she actually made those gains, she denies flatly! Remember thus!

Word: Gaffe

The pronunciation of the word “Gaffe” is “Gaf’”, which should rhymes in a way (not entirely though) with the word “Cough” (pronounced as “Kawf”). Imagine yourself constantly coughing while an important event is underway. It could be pretty embarrassing, can’t it? Remember thus!