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.

Random words

WordMeaning
loutclumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
imbecilityweakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
sybaritelover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
bleakcold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
histrionictheatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
implysuggest a meaning not expressed; signify
charycautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
rampslope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)
facetiousjoking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
auguryomen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)