Hyperbole is a way of emphasizing something that makes it sound much more impressive or much worse than it actually is.
If you say something is diabolical, you are emphasizing that it is evil, cruel, or very bad.
A parable is a short story that usually is told to illustrate a moral or lesson of some kind.
showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone
enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve
resembling or expressed by parables
an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
express indirectly by an image, form, or model
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