a. Prescient: Clever
b. Officious: Obliging
c. Dialectical: Logical
d. Zealous: Fanatical
e. Disciplined: Religious
Advice given by The Princeton Review's Cracking the GRE:
"Make a sentence. VISIONARY means overly IDEALISTIC. Does ZEALOUS mean overly FANATICAL? Yes."
Um, no actually. You've got it backwards. FANATICAL means overly ZEALOUS, and I've got the Oxford English Dictionary on my side here. (Poor OED. We come before it with the every little dispute we can think of like it's King Solomon. Thank goodness Wikipedia has taken up some of the slack.)
Was there a time when they wouldn't just toss a red pen to any bum from off the street just because he knows how to separate two words with a colon?
P.S. Tomorrow is the big day. What am I doing blogging about it?