GRE Vocab Word of the Day: Pyrrhic | Manhattan Prep

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Today’s word is pyrrhic. I really like this word. It has a very specific definition, which is
a victory but at such great a cost that it’s not worth it. So the example I like to think of is, say
you win a lawsuit, but the amount of money you win is less than what you spent on the
lawsuit. That’s like a pyrrhic victory. If it helps you remember, this comes from
a Greek general turned king named Pyrrhus who was known for his military victories that
were so costly, so many lives were lost, that maybe these victories weren’t worth it. So Pyrrhus and pyrrhic—if that helps you
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