Ashley GRE commences in 13 days, 1 hour, and 4 minutes. And that means I have just a little under two weeks to bring myself up to speed on 8th grade math. I'm disconcerted by my lack of knowledge regarding long division. How did that slip away from me?* I also have to memorize hundreds of recondite vocabulary words. I've made it through the "J's" so far. Some sound euphonious, others have an ugly, cacophonic quality to them. It almost feels like a game — that's right, chicanery is deception! Ding, ding, ding! Donna, tell her what she's won! I'm surprised by how much I've retained just by watching my favorite films over and over again (also: interminably). I got this gem from Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda: "I'm running out of obsequious banter."
For the next two weeks, I will continue to pepper my blog posts with $10 words so as to help my fellow GRE takers. Got any fun ones you can pass along?
* Darn calculator watch! Seriously, 5th graders would score higher than I would right now.