GRE Word List


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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wafflea crisp cake of batter baked in a waffle iron
corrodeto eat away by degrees as if by gnawing
biliousof or relating to a yellow or greenish fluid that is secreted by the liver and that aids especially in the emulsification and absorption of fats : of or relating to bile (see bile
traverseto go or travel across or over
abstinencethe practice of abstaining from something : the practice of not doing or having something that is wanted or enjoyable
obeliskan upright 4-sided usually monolithic pillar that gradually tapers as it rises and terminates in a pyramid
convulsionan abnormal violent and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles
carafea bottle with a flaring lip used to hold beverages and especially wine
cavilto raise trivial and frivolous objection
philistinea native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia