GRE Word List

HYPERBOLE

exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola

The meaning of the word hyperbole is exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola.

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WordMeaning
gleambrief flash of light; glow; V.
interdictprohibit; forbid; N.
expropriatetake possession of (often for public use and without payment)
temperamentcharacteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
cadencerhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
conventionsocial or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
collusionconspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
engulfsurround and swallow up
redundantsuperfluous; more than is necessary; verbose; excessively wordy; repetitious
uninhibitedunrepressed; free in behavior and feelings