GRE Word List

SATIRE

a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn

The meaning of the word satire is a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn.

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WordMeaning
dazzleto lose clear vision especially from looking at bright light
fitfulcharacterized by fits or paroxysms
preemptto acquire (something, such as land) by preemption
precincta part of a territory with definite bounds or functions often established for administrative purposes : district
steadfastfirmly fixed in place : immovable
deducibleto determine by reasoning or deduction
woefulfull of woe : grievous
thrashto beat soundly with or as if with a stick or whip : flog
turbidthick or opaque with or as if with roiled sediment
resurrectto raise from the dead