GRE vocab prep, Miss Phoenix style:

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I have an 11-page document devoted entirely to GRE vocab words and original contextual sentences. The following make an appearance one or more times in the doc:

  • The Hobbit
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Hunger Games
  • Stuart Hill’s The Icemark Chronicles
  • V for Vendetta
  • Frozen
  • Loki/Tom Hiddleston
  • Various women’s/gender studies stuff, as seen below

Because the following ticked me when I realized it, here’s one of my sentences

"Engender" used in context: 

" ‘Engender’ has nothing to do with gender; however, gender is a social construct engendered by gendered media, parenting, etc.” 

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What is Addiction? [x]

Gabor Maté is a physician who specializes in treating addiction, and here he talks about how the root of every addiction is pain. The worse the addiction, the worse the emotional pain, the trauma. One of the things he mentions is that the only way to deal with pain is to face it, but also, that to alleviate it, there must be compassion given to the one in pain.