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Implements
to carry out
Callous
feeling no emotion
Irate
arising from anger
Jovial
good-humored
Gaffe
a social or diplomatic blunder
Proximity
closeness
Petty
having little or no importance or significance
Diplomatic
employing tact and conciliation especially in situations of stress
Exoticism
state of being strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual
Coup
a brilliant, sudden, and usually highly successful stroke or act
Fortitude
strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage
Symbiosis
a cooperative relationship
Plausible
appearing worthy of belief
Invariably
not changing or capable of change
Inherent
involved in the constitution or essential character of something
Conciliatory
pacify, resolve
Self-deprecating
to express disapproval of oneself
Lucid
having full use of one's faculties
Intrinsically
belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing
Reciprocate
to give and take mutually
Contentious
exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes
Adage
proverb or metaphorical saying
Commiserating
to feel or express sympathy
Impasse
a predicament affording no obvious escape
Chronic
marked by long duration or frequent recurrence
Retorted
to answer back usually sharply
Haggard
a worn or emaciated appearance
Travails
work especially of a painful or laborious nature
Plethora
abundance
Archetype
the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies
Gamut
an entire range or series
Myriad
innumerable
Reticent
reluctant
Variance
being variable or different
Incongruity
not conforming
Taboo
banned on grounds of morality or taste
Esoteric
requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group
Cynicism
contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives
Insidious
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, with harmful effect
Synthesized
the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole
Exhortation
urge strongly
Perennially
continuing without interuption
Curtailed
to make less by or as if by cutting off or away some part
Retrospect
a review of or meditation on past events
Breach
to break or violate
Mantra
mystical formula of invocation or incantation
Ideology
visionary theorizing
Fraught
causing or characterized by emotional distress or tension
Inert
very slow to move or act
Perpetrator
someone who commits a crime
Brazenness
sounding harsh
Anomalous
deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected
Apathetic
having or showing little or no feeling or emotion
Bemuse
to perplex
Congruous
agreement, appropriate
Disarm
to deprive of means, reason, or disposition to be hostile
Discourse
capacity of orderly thought or procedure
Incredulous
unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true
Oblique
not straightforward
Pivotal
vitally important, crucial
Sarcasm
a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
Speculative
questioning curiosity
Tempered
to exercise control over
Allusion
an implied or indirect reference especially in literature
Antecedent
word, phrase, or clause whose denotation is referred to by a pronoun
Analogous
if two or more things agree with one another in some respects they will prob. agree in others
Anticlimactic
an event (as at the end of a series) that is strikingly less important than what has preceded it
Antithesis
contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences
Apostrophe
the addressing of a usually absent person or a usually personified thing rhetorically
Digression
to turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument
Elegiac
expressing sorrow often for something now past
Ellipses
(…)
Ethos
distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution
Logos
appeal to logic with numbers and data to prove a point
Pathos
emotion of sympathetic pity
Euphemism
substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
Figurative language
departing from original meanings of the word to show similarities
Simile
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (cheeks like roses
Metaphor
figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (drowning in money)
Hyperbole
exaggeration
Logical fallacy
errors in reasoning that lead to wrong conclusions
Loose sentence
sentence in which the principal clause comes first and subordinate modifiers or trailing elements follow
Onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sound suggests the sense
Paradox
statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true
Parallel structure
similar structure
Periodic sentence
usually complex sentence that has no subordinate or trailing elements following its principal clause
Personification
representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form
Style
unique qualities of a writer- sentence structure, word choice
Subordination
to treat as of less value or importance
Syllogism
deductive reasoning
Tone
style or manner of expression in speaking or writing showing attitude toward subject
Detached
exhibiting an aloof objectivity usually free from prejudice or self-interest
Dispassionate
not influenced by strong feeling
Elevated
formal, dignified
Flippant
lacking proper respect or seriousness
Sardonic
disdainfully or skeptically humorous
Ominous
foreboding or foreshadowing omen
Understatement
represent as less than is the case