GRE Word List

METAPHOR

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money)

The meaning of the word metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money).

Random words

WordMeaning
pessimisman inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome
exaltto raise in rank, power, or character
fortuitousoccurring by chance
succorrelief
inimicalbeing adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
pathetichaving a capacity to move one to either compassionate or contemptuous pity
pillorya device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the head and hands can be locked
beseechto beg for urgently or anxiously
rallyto muster for a common purpose
expostulationan act or an instance of expostulating