GRE Word List

SIMILE

a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses) compare metaphor

The meaning of the word simile is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses) compare metaphor.

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WordMeaning
sentinelsentry
truncateto shorten by or as if by cutting off
incarnationthe act of incarnating : the state of being incarnate
hoarygray or white with or as if with age
incoherentlacking coherence: such as
metaphysicalof or relating to metaphysics
busta sculptured representation of the upper part of the human figure including the head and neck and usually part of the shoulders and breast
coniferany of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped or scalelike leaves and including forms (such as pines) with true cones and others (such as yews) with an arillate fruit
incendiaryigniting combustible materials spontaneously
laudpraise