GRE Word List

HYPERBOLE

extravagant exaggeration (such as "mile-high ice-cream cones")

The meaning of the word hyperbole is extravagant exaggeration (such as "mile-high ice-cream cones").

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WordMeaning
banallacking originality, freshness, or novelty : trite
ethosthe distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution
amissin a mistaken way : wrongly
deputizeto appoint as deputy
unkemptnot combed
legerdemainsleight of hand
dispelto drive away or cause to vanish by or as if by scattering : dissipate
threadbarehaving the nap worn off so that the thread shows : shabby
loungeto act or move idly or lazily : loaf
insinuateto impart or suggest in an artful or indirect way : imply