GRE Word List

GROTESQUE

a style of decorative art characterized by fanciful or fantastic human and animal forms often interwoven with foliage or similar figures that may distort the natural into absurdity, ugliness, or caricature

The meaning of the word grotesque is a style of decorative art characterized by fanciful or fantastic human and animal forms often interwoven with foliage or similar figures that may distort the natural into absurdity, ugliness, or caricature.

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ellipsisthe omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically complete
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hortatoryhortative
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