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Vituerative
Scolding or talking about in an extremly harsh way
Ubiquitous
Everywhere at the same time
Obsequious
overly obedient; submissive
Rectitude
correctness
Inauspicious
Unlucky; not boding well for the future
Eclipsis
the omission of essential grammatical elements
Lugubriousness
sadness or mournfulness espicially in an exaggerated way
Burlesque
comically imitation, parodying
Staid
quiet, dignified, and serious
Recondity
dealing with difficult subjects
Paltry
practically worthless, insignificant
Profundity
intellectual depth
Trepidation
anxious uncertainty
Ostentation
conspicuous display
Presentiment
A feeling that something, especially of evil nature, is about to happen
Litotes
A rhetorical figure in which an assertion is made by means of negation or understatement; an ironic understatement. It contains an understatement for emphasis, and is therefore the opposite of hyperbole
Aphorism
A brief, sententious statement of a truth or principle. A brief saying embodying a moral, a concise statement of principle, or precept given in pointed words
Allusion
A casual and brief reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event
Alliteration
The recurrence of initial consonant sounds
Simile
A figure of speech in which one thing is likened to another, in such a way as to clarify and enhance an image
Oxymoron
A figure of speech consisting of the form of antithesis in which, for emphasis or in an eplgram
Oxymoron
A figure of speech consisiting of that form of antithesis in which, for emphasis or in an elpgram, contradictory terms are brought sharply together
Epigraph
In literation, it is a moto or quotation at the beginning of a book, play, chapter, or poem
Acrid
bitter, irritating
Chiasmus
In rhetoric, a contrast by parallelism in reverse order. It is crossing parallelism, where the 2nd part of a grammatical construction is balanced or paralleled by the first, only in reverse order
Allegory
A sustained metaphor continued through whole sentences or even through a whole discourse
Conceit
An elaborate, usually intellectually ingenious poetic comparison or image, such as an analogy or metaphor
Synecdoche
A figure of speech in which the part stands for the whole, and thus something else is understood within the thing mentioned
Syllogism
Deduction, from two propostions containing 3 terms of which one appears in both, of a conclusion that is true if they are true
Euphemism
The substitution of a mild or less negative word or phrase for a harsh or blunt one
Metonymy
Uses something more generally or loosely associated with a concept to stand in for it
Parrallelism
Consists of phrases or sentences of similar construction and meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
Anecdote
A brief account of a story about an individual or an incident
Symbolism
An object, animate, or inanimate, which represents or stands for something else
Paradox
An apparently self-contradictory statement which, on closer inspection, is found to contain a truth reconciling the conflicting opposites
Hyperbole
Poetic or rhetorical overstatement; exaggeration used for emphasis; it can be used to heighten effect, it catalyze recognition, or create humorous perception
Metaphor
A rhetorical trope where a comparison is made between two seemingly unrelated subjects
Onomatopoeia
The formation and use of words to imitate sounds
Repetition
An essential unifying element in nearly all poetry and much prose. It may consist of sounds, particular syllables and words, phrases, stanzas, metrical patterns, ideas, and shapes that are repeated
Illusion
An unreal image seemingly presented to the senses - any misleading appearance; false perception; the act of deceiving or misleading by false appearances
Synesthesia
The juxaposition of one sensory image with another image that appears to an unrelated sense
Delusion
Commonly defined as a false belief, and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception
Personification
The metaphorical representation of an animal or inanimate object as having human attributes - attributes of form, character, feelings, behavior, and so on
Asyndeton
The omission of conjunctions between clauses, often resulting in a hurried rhythem or vehement effect
Polysyndeton
The repetition of conjunctions. Employing many conjunctions between clauses, often slowing the tempos or rhythm