GRE Word List

IRONY

the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning

The meaning of the word irony is the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning.

Random words

WordMeaning
neologisma new word, usage, or expression
pareto trim off an outside, excess, or irregular part of
innocuousproducing no injury : harmless
contritefeeling or showing sorrow and remorse for improper or objectionable behavior, actions, etc.
amazona member of a race of female warriors of Greek mythology
insurrectionan act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government
hindsightperception of the nature of an event after it has happened
extenuateto lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (something, such as a fault or offense) by making partial excuses : mitigate
fancyto have a fancy (see fancy
ordinationthe act or an instance of ordaining : the state of being ordained