GRE Word List

SATIRE

form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly

The meaning of the word satire is form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly.

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collagework of art put together from fragments
delvedig; search deeply; investigate
graze(of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
dyspepticsuffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
preenmake oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
detainkeep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
conflagrationgreat fire
pyromaniacperson with an insane desire to set things on fire
fulcrumsupport on which a lever rests or pivots
lineamentsfeatures especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line