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PrefaceDear GRE AspirantWe understand that mastering words for GRE is indeed a daunting task and overwhelms most GREaspirants. However, you could lighten your load, if you start enjoying the process of developing yourvocabulary. This will not only speed up the rate at which your learn words, but could also help in retentionas well as understanding nuances of the meanings. This will not just help you in GRE, but also be strongasset during your subsequent graduate studies and professional career.How could you make this process enjoyable?You could do that if you were to think for a moment and understand what words really are. Words, inreality represent concepts or human thoughts. Just as the words Triangle and Segment represents conceptsin Geometry and words such as Gravity and Velocity in Physics, words such as Melancholy or Ecstaticrepresent concepts relating to the state of the mind and words such a Parsimonious and Spartan representconcepts relating to behavioral styles.Do you observe that? Just as you the words in science and technology define and represent specificconcepts, the words that we come across actually represent concepts from everyday life about moods,personalities, situations, occupations, and engagements and so on.Alright, words may represent concepts or thoughts or ideas, but how does that make things easy for you?In a formal learning setup in a school or a college, you are in reality taught concepts in a systematic manner.In a mathematics class, you are taught concepts from mathematics, grammar concepts in your languageclass and so on. Further, you might be taught concepts from Calculus in a class that is different from theclass that teaches you Geometry, even though both are fields of Mathematics. You are never taught a bit ofPhysics and a bit of Geometry and a bit of Grammar in a random manner because it makes sense to studyrelated concepts in one session.This is precisely the approach adopted here. The words have been categorized by Themes which could beconsidered analogous to formal subjects. So we have classified the words into themes such as words relatedto Nature, about human behaviors, about Animals, about Governments and so on. This will help you tolearn related words in one sitting. We feel that it will make vocabulary building easy.And how were the themes created? As we mentioned earlier, words represent concepts or thoughts or ideas.We are not experts in the history of evolution of languages, but it is quite logical to believe that words musthave evolved with the evolution of man.The early man might have created words to describe objects that he saw around him trees, animals, sun,moon, stars etc and variations of these. As evolution happened, he might have become aware of his feelingsand emotions. Words relating to these would have entered into the vocabulary. Different forms of activitiesand tools might have cropped up and words relating to those would have developed. Social organization and