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New GRE Word List 27



  1. Rondel : short poem
  2. Saga : lengthy legend
  3. Satire : work holding up human vices
  4. Sirvente : medieval poem
  5. Sonnet : poem of fourteen lines
  6. Verse : poetry
  7. Whodunit: mystery story
  8. Agon : dispute between chorus and characters in a Greek tragedy
  9. Allegory : metaphor used to explain larger meanings
  10. Alliteration: repetition of sounds in initial words
  11. Allusion: reference to famous persons or events
  12. Amphigory : nonsensical poetry
  13. Analects : literary passages
  14. Analogy : comparison between objects
  15. Antithesis : use of contrasting images or words
  16. Bowdlerize: censor by cutting offensive sections
  17. Blank verse: unrhymed poetry
  18. Cacophony: discordant sounds
  19. Caesurae: break in poetic rhythm
  20. Canto: one of the main divisions of a long poem
  21. ClichΓ© : time worn commonplace expression
  22. Cognomen: distinguishing name
  23. Diatribe : bitter accusation
  24. Dithyramb: short poem
  25. Ditty: short simple lyric

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2 Responses to “New GRE Word List 27”

  1. samir kumar on December 28th, 2010 3:00 am

    any printable sentence completion & analogy problems to you?if ..plz send me.

  2. shipra on January 11th, 2011 5:00 am

    Samir, soon we are coming with ebook..

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