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Guffaw
to laugh
Righteous
being just and free from wrong; awesome
Anthropology
the study of human culture and origin
Lecture
a discourse before an audience
Acronym
word formed from the initial letter of a compound term
Disarray
disorder; confusion
Renaissance
the cultural revival of modern science in Europe
Felony
big, time crime
Murmur
complain
Plaid
any fabric woven of differently colored yarns in a cross barred pattern
Blanch
to become pale
Muse
to be absorbed in thought
Musketeer
a soldier armed with a musket.
Jeer
To make fun.
Vulgar
Lacking cultivation or taste: COARSE
Resurrect
to raise from the dead
Scripture
a passage from the Bible
Hooky
Skipping school without permission
Shun
to avoid deliberately and especially habitually
Peril
exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost:
Lad
a male person of any age between early boyhood and maturity
Dander
ANGER, TEMPER
Conscience
the sense or consciousness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good
Vanity
inflated pride in oneself or one's appearance
Guile
TRICK
Forestall
prevent by prior measures
Warble
a melodious succession of low pleasing sounds
Diligence
the attention and care legally expected or required of a person
Glower
to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger
Derision
the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt
Skylark
to fool around and goof off
Novelty
something new or unusual
Opulent
characterized by fanciness and great wealth.
Persuasion
convincing
Thesis
A statement that someone wants to discuss or prove
Thesis paper
A long piece of writing on a particular subject that aims to prove or support a point of view or idea about a topic
Classify
to arrange (people or things) into groups based on ways that they are alike
Propaganda
Statements, advertisements, speeches, etc. that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc
Fable
A legendary story intended to enforce a useful truth; especially one in which animals speak and act like human beings.
Narrative
a story that is told or written
Pamphlet
A small, thin book with no cover or only a paper cover that has information about a particular subject.
Memoir
a written account in which someone (such as a famous performer or politician) describes past experiences
Excerpt
A small part of a longer written work
What is an opinion?
An opinion is a belief that is held with confidence. It cannot be conclusively proven, but it can be backed up by evidence.
What is a fact?
fact is accurate information that can be demonstrated to be true. A fact can be proven.
Stereotype
An often unfair and untrue belief or generalization that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic
Evaluate
to judge the value or condition of (someone or something) in a careful and thoughtful way
Inveterate
HABITUAL
Edification
to instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge
Pious
RELIGIOUS
Unpalatable
UNPLEASANT, DISAGREEABLE
Genial
MILD
Relapse
an instance of backsliding, worsening, or subsiding
Pronoun
Words that can take the place of a noun
Adjective
A word that describes or modifies a noun or pronoun.
Preposition
Words that relate a noun or pronoun with another word in the sentence.
Adverb
Words that modify a verb, adjective or other adverb. Also has to do with time.
Verb
Action word or state of being.
Interjection
Words that show emotion. When the feelings strong set off with an exclamation mark. When the feelings not as strong use a comma.
Noun
Person, place, thing or idea
Conjunction
Words that words, phrases, and clauses together in sentences.
Magic Seven
What are phrases?
Phrases are groups of words in a sentence that function as a single part of speech. Phrases do not contain a subject and a verb. Phrases should not be capitalized and punctuated as if they were a sentence.
What is a clause?
Clauses are groups of related words that have both a subject and a verb.
What is an independent clause?
? Independent clauses have a subject and a verb. Independent clauses can stand by themselves as complete sentences. They can also be combined with other clauses.
Arbor
- a shelter of vines or branches or of latticework covered with climbing shrubs or vines.
Toil
to work hard and long
Cognate
by descent from the same ancestral language
Sated
to utterly, completely satisfy through excess and overabundance
Ebb
to fall from a higher to a lower level or from a better to a worse state
Dominion
: total control
Wheedle
to gain or get by soft words or flattery
Revelation
an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
Trample
to tread heavily so as to bruise, crush, or injure
Writhe
- to twist and turn
Diabolical
, relating to, or characteristic of the devil
Introspective
- Reflective and looking inward at one's own thoughts and feelings
Consternation
- amazement or dismay that throws you into confusion
Aimless
Without purpose or direction
Unwitting
not knowing
Rouse
to awaken or to stir up, emotionally
Arduous
- hard to accomplish or achieve
Trounce
to thrash or punish severely
Ravenous
very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification
Blunder
error or mistake resulting usually from stupidity, ignorance, or carelessness
Archetype
- a typical, ideal, or classic example of something
Paradox
something (such as a situation) that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible
Bias
one-sided because of an inflexible judgment or opinion
Denotation
the literal or primary meaning of a word
Connotation
an idea or feeling which a word creates for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning
(positive-negative-neutral)
Nym
Words ending in nym describe different types of words, and the relationships between words–nym means name.
Thesis statement
The summary of an author’s position or viewpoint in a written argument. A thesis statement is the central idea behind a piece of writing. It is a sentence or two that clearly states how the author views the topic.
Paraphrase
Express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, esp. to achieve greater clarity.
Topic sentence
: The sentence that expresses the central idea of the paragraph to follow.
Theme
The statement about life or human nature that an author wants to make to the reader.
Alliteration
The repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of words
Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds across syllables or words.
Simile
An imaginative comparison of two different thing using like or as.
Repetition
When a word, phrase, or idea is repeated for emphasis and effect in a piece of literature.
Symbolism
When an object, person, or event represents something else.
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things in which no comparison word is used.
Narrator
Someone who tells a story or a character in a work of fiction who is presented as telling the story and who refers to himself or herself as "I".
Genre
A category or type of literature based on its style, form, and content. The major genres are fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama.
onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sounds imitate or suggest the meaning
Foreshadowing
when the author hints at what is to come
personification
a form of figurative language in which an animal, idea or thing is given human characteristics