As the build-up to the election goes on (and on, and on, and on…), we are seeing more and more GRE vocabulary words popping up in the Republican debates!

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were both using the word feckless in the Arizona debate on February 22nd.

Feckless means “ineffective, incompetent, or futile” and can also mean “lazy.” The word is very negative, but because it isn’t used very often in everyday speech, Romney was able to use it to knock the President without outright calling him incompetent or lazy (harsher wording might have caused political backlash).

read the entire article on the Manhattan Prep GRE blog!

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