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  1. Profanity : common or vulgar language characterized by irreverence towards God or sacred things
  2. Prologue: introductory remark or statement
  3. Pun: word play based on similarity of sound
  4. Rebuttal : reply to an argument
  5. Repartee: conversation characterized by wit
  6. Retort : sharp, retaliatory replies
  7. Rhetoric : principles of oratory
  8. Riposte : quick sharp reply
  9. Sarcasm : caustic ironical language intended to wound or belittle another
  10. Saw: maxim
  11. Sequipedalianism : use of very long words
  12. Shibboleth : phrase characteristic of particular group, password
  13. Slur : disparaging remark
  14. Solecism : error in diction
  15. Threnody: dirge or lamentation
  16. Truism : common place statement of truth, cliché
  17. Verbigeration: continuous repetition of words and statements
  18. Vitriol: extremely caustic speech or writing

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2 Responses to “New GRE Word List 16”

  1. Ram on November 21st, 2010 1:44 am

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  2. shipra on November 23rd, 2010 6:35 am

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