GRE Word List

SIMILE

comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as

The meaning of the word simile is comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as.

Random words

WordMeaning
parisharea in the care of a single priest and served by one main church
indulgeyield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
parecut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
palliateease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
pittancesmall amount (of money); small allowance or wage
gavelhammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
foolhardyrash; reckless; foolishly daring
perfidioustreacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
annexattach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
spectralghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom