GRE Word List

BURLESQUE

give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly

The meaning of the word burlesque is give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly.

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preponderancesuperiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
virtuosohighly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
drudgeryhard unpleasant work; menial work
queerstrange; eccentric; deviating from the normal
remunerative(of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
necromancyblack magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
herbivorousgrain-eating; CF. herbivore
prattletalk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
sledgelarge sled drawn by work animals
equineresembling a horse; Ex. equine face