GRE Word List

ONOMATOPOEIA

the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz, hiss)

The meaning of the word onomatopoeia is the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz, hiss).

Random words

WordMeaning
cankeran erosive or spreading sore
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rendto remove from place by violence : wrest
hydrophobiarabies
penchanta strong and continued inclination
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torpedoa weapon for destroying ships by rupturing their hulls below the waterline: such as
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