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GRE Word of the Day: 1.30.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 08:43 AM

Germane - {adjective}

1. closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue.

Synonyms

related, applicable, apposite, appropriate, fitting, apt, suited.

Antonym:

irrelevant, inapplicable.

Example Sentences:

1. "Unless you have something germane to add to the discussion please keep quiet," said the teacher.

2. According to the Chicago School of literary criticism, nothing was less germane to the understanding of literature than the intention of the author.

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