GRE English

 

A NORMAL PERSON: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
GRE STUDENT: Individuals who make their abodes in vitreous edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting perilous projectiles.

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NORMAL PERSON: Twinkle, twinkle, little star
GRE STUDENT: Scintillate, scintillate, asteroid minim.

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NORMAL PERSON: All that glitters is not gold.
GRE STUDENT: All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.

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NORMAL PERSON: Beggars are not choosers
GRE STUDENT: Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

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NORMAL PERSON: Dead men tell no tales
GRE STUDENT: Male cadavers are incapable of rendering any testimony.

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NORMAL PERSON: Beginner’s luck
GRE STUDENT: Neophyte’s serendipity.

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NORMAL PERSON: A rolling stone gathers no moss
GRE STUDENT: A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of small, green, biophytic plant.

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NORMAL PERSON: Birds of a feather flock together
GRE STUDENT: Members of an avian species of identical plumage tend to congregate.

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NORMAL PERSON: Beauty is only skin deep
GRE STUDENT: Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.

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NORMAL PERSON: Cleanliness is godliness
GRE STUDENT: Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to
rectitude.

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NORMAL PERSON: There’s no use crying over spilt milk
GRE STUDENT: It is fruitless to become lachrymose of precipitately departed lactile fluid.

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NORMAL PERSON: You can’t try to teach an old dog new tricks
GRE STUDENT: It is fruitless to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with innovative maneuvers.

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NORMAL PERSON: Look before you leap
GRE STUDENT: Surveillance should precede saltation.

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NORMAL PERSON: He who laughs last, laughs best
GRE STUDENT: The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses thereby the optimal cachinnation.

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NORMAL PERSON: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
GRE STUDENT: Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders Jack a hebetudinous fellow.

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NORMAL PERSON: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!
GRE STUDENT: Where there are visible vapours having their provenance in ignited carbonaceous materials, there is conflagration.

 

 

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