GRE Word List

ALLEGORY

story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable

The meaning of the word allegory is story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable.

Random words

WordMeaning
exculpateclear from blame or guilt
dyslexiaword blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
duplicitydouble-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
paramountforemost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
penduloushanging; suspended
foildefeat; frustrate; prevent from being successful; thwart; CF. fail
onerousburdensome
vivid(of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
compromiseadjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
prudeexcessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety