GRE Word List

METAMORPHOSIS

change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis

The meaning of the word metamorphosis is change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis.

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stymiethwart; present an obstacle; stump
floeflat mass of floating ice
surfeitsatiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
embargoban on commerce or other activity
ventrelease or discharge through a vent; express (esp. unfairly); utter; Ex. He vented his wrath on his family.
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waggishhumorous; mischievous; tricky
tensionstretching; condition of being stretched; mental strain; strained relationship between groups or people