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GRE Word List

FIGURATIVE

not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech

The meaning of the word figurative is not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech.

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WordMeaning
itinerantwandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
bulliongold and silver in the form of bars
amorphousformless; lacking shape or definition
quashcrush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
bludgeonclub; heavy-headed weapon; V.
dawdleloiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
wrathanger; fury
maladyillness
spatulabroad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
profaneviolate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things