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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
practicalbased on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
puzzlebaffle or confuse by a difficult problem; ponder over a problem in an effort to solve; clarify or solve by reasoning; Ex. puzzle out the answer; N.
chortlechuckle with delight; N.
virusdisease communicator
defacemar; disfigure
insubordinationdisobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
levyimpose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax); Ex. levy a tax on tobacco
loquacioustalkative; N. loquacity
militiaarmy composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
collusionconspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude