GRE Word List

TRAVESTY

copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon

The meaning of the word travesty is copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon.

Random words

WordMeaning
misanthropeone who hates mankind; misanthropist
compassionsympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
sluggardlazy person
manumitemancipate; free from slavery or bondage
metaphorimplied comparison; CF. simile
orgywild drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence in an activity; Ex. orgy of shopping
verbiagepompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
grouchbad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble
gaudyflashy; showy
impregnatemake pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate