Gretools home page
What is gretools?
Gretools is a collection of programs which use the
Barron's wordlist to help the user improve their vocabulary.
The word list is adapted from Sungwoo Park's wordlist found
It has about 4000 words.
Why would I want to use gretools?
Gretools is a fun way to learn new words. It consists of
an gtk-based synonym quizzing program (gresyns) and a
word-guessing game (greinverse) among others.
Features include automatically remembering the words
on which you erred and applying a filter to restrict wordspace
to practice on. It is particularly useful if you are preparing for
word tests. I used gretools almost exclusively in my preparation
for the GRE verbal test and scored 750/800 :-)
A stripped down version (gresyns-html, included in the
gretools package) of the gresyns synonyms tool has an
What OSes does gretools run on?
gretools should build and run on any Unix/Linux system. It requires
only the gtk library to build.
Where can I get gretools?
The project page is
The latest release is 0.1.1.
You can download the source tarball
No binaries yet.
Where's the documentation?
The readme file is available here.
Screenshot of the gresyns program, part of the gretools
Copyright (C) 2003 Arvind Narayanan (e-mail)