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61 Cards in this Set

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chary
careful, cautious
congruent
equal, agreeing, or corresponding
conventional
conforming to socially accepted customs
copious
abundant, plentiful
deride
ridicule
droll
humorous or odd quality
enthrall
to hold spellbound. to charm
inundate
overflow, engulf
latent
capable buy not presently occurring
licentious
loose moral
lucid
clear and understandable
nefarious
wicked
paroxysm
a fit, attack
penitent
truly sorrowful
portentous
pompous, haughty
pretence
a claim made or implied
proffer
offer
propitiation
repayment for a debt
resolute
firm determination
scrupulous
high morals
sequester
isolate, hideaway
succor
relief, furnishing reprieve
trifle (vb)
to talk in jest or with intent to mislead
attitude
the author's tone in writing
language
describes the characteristics of the overall use of language
details
facts included or omitted
rhetorical strategy
plan or method whereby an essay is developed to be effective
occasion
where or why an author has begun to write
audience
the author's intended reader or listener
voice
the stance the author takes in offering ideas (how he says what is said)
images
vivid appeals to understand through the sensed (word pictures)
diction
the work choices the author uses (effective selection)
syllogism
a rhetorical discourse using major and minor premises to prove a conclusion
tone
understand of the author's attitude toward the subject and audience
syntax
the way words are arranged in a sentence and how that affects meaning
process analysis
step-by-step explanations
exemplification
using examples to illustrate
exposition
writing that exposes ideas to readers through explaining and defining
rhetoric
the art of using language persuasively or effectively
enthymeme
writer gives primary premise and assumes reader will supply missing knowledge to achieve the conclusion
paradox
contradictory occurrence or statement
necromancy
communication with the dead for magic purposes
maxim
a general truth
impugn
resist, oppose or attack
impious
lacking in reverence or respect
hyperbole
exaggeration for effect
formidable
causing fear or dread
execration
a curse
empanel
a panel, a list of jurors
emaciate
to become very thin
dialectic
two opposing forces that must exist simultaneously
credulity
readiness or willingness to believe
congenial
friendly, sociable
calumniate
make false, malicious statements
avouch
to declare as a matter of fact
ascetic
practicing strict self denial
abhor
hate or be in horror
peradventure
perhaps or possibly
perdition
utter destruction
preternatural
existing outside of nature
remonstrance
earnest protest, complaint