ballo-, ball-, balo-, bolo-, bol-, -bola, -bole, -bolic, -bolism, -bolite, -boly

(Greek: throw, send, put; that which is thrown)

1. Very wicked or evil; fiendish.
2. Showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil, or Satan.
3. Having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked; such as, a diabolic plot.
diabolism (s) (noun), diabolisms (pl)
1. An action aided or caused by the devil: Diabolisms are parts of sorcery, witchcraft and dealings with or possessions of individuals by the devil.
2. A belief in or the worship of devils.
3. An evil character or conduct of a person or people.
embolism (s) (noun), embolisms (pl)
1. A conic section formed by a point that moves in a plane so that the difference in its distance from two fixed points in the plane remains constant.

A cone is an object or shape that has a circular base and tapers to a point at the top, or has a circular top and tapers to a point at the bottom.

2. A plane curve having two branches, formed by the intersection of a plane with both halves of a right circular cone at an angle parallel to the axis of the cone.

It is the locus of points for which the difference of the distances from two given points is a constant.

hyperbole (high PUR buh lee) (s) (noun), hyperboles (pl)
1. An exaggeration for effect; an overstatement: Jane's mother used a hyperbole when she said over the phone, "Give little Timmy a thousand hugs and kisses from me!"
2. Something that is not to be taken literally; a figure of speech, or a distortion of what is real that is used for emphasis or special effects: Here are a few examples of hyperboles: Thanks a million; Stubborn as a mule; Strong as an ox; Big as a whale.

An over statement of the situation.
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An exaggeration of what is going on.
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A compliment that is false.
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Something stated that is not intended to be taken literallly.
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hyperbolic (high" pur BAHL ik) (adjective); more hyperbolic, most hyperbolic
Referring to an exaggerated statement or a description of something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important, etc. than it really is: Little Tony had a hyperbolic or inflated way of talking to his friends in primary school, saying that his father could hit a baseball so high and far that it couldn't be seen again, or that he had the most beautiful mother in the world!
Over stated in order to impress someone.
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In an exaggerated manner.
1. The use of hyperbole or exaggeration.
2. An instance of hyperbole or an exaggerated statement.
hyperbolize (verb), hyperbolizes; hyperbolized; hyperbolizing
To use deliberate and obvious exaggerations about something for effect: Mark obviously hyperbolized about how he was mistreated when he didn't have enough money to pay for all of the books that he wanted to buy from the bookstore.