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allusion
a reference to something suppose to be known, but not mentioned
sermon
a religous discourse delivered as a part of a church service
historical narrative
a non fiction account of real people, places, and events
poetry
a piece of literature wrutten in meter; verse
paradox
a contrudictory statement that is never the less true
predestination
God's plan for your life
simile
using like or as
metaphor
doesn't use like or as
anastrophe
inversion of the usual order of the parts of a sentence to emphasis to achieve a certain rhythm or rhyme
irony
describes a contrast between what appears to be and what really is
dramatic irony
refers to a situation in which events or facts not known to a character on a stage
verbal irony
the actual meaning of a statement that is different from what the statement actually says
irony of situation
refers to an occurence that is contrary to what is expected or intended
tone
authors attitude
alliteration
the repetition of constant sounds at th beginnings of words
assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds
onmatopeia
use of a word or words whose sounds imitate the sound of the thing spoken about
maxim
a brief saying embodying a moral
adulterate
(v) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
ambidextrous
(adj) able to use both hands equally well; bery skillful
augument
(v) to make larger, increase
bereft
(part. adj.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deploy
(v) to position or arrange; to form up
dour
(adj) stern, unyeilding; gloomy
fortitude
(n) courage in facing difficulities
gibe
(v) to utter taunting words
guise
(n) an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious
(adj) intended to decieve or entrap
intimation
(n) a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent
(adj) wealthy, luxurious; ample
pliable
(adj) easily bent, flexible
reiterate
(v) to say again, repeat
stolid
(adj) not easily moved, unresponsive
tentative
(adj) experimental in nature; uncertain
unkempt
(adj) not combined, untidy, rude, unpolished
verbatim
(adj.,adv.) word for word
warily
(adv) cautiously, with great care
adroit
(adj) skillful, expert in use of the hands or mind
amicable
(adj) peaceable, friendly
averse
(adj) having a deep-seated distaste
belligerent
(adj) given to fighting, warlike
benevolent
(adj) kindly, charitable
cursory
(adj) hasty, not through
duplicity
(n) treschery, decietfulness
extol
(v) to praise extravagantly
feasible
possible, able to be done
grimace
(n) a wry face; facial distortion
holocaust
(n) a large-scale destruction
impervious
(adj) not affected or hurt by
impetus
(n) a moving force, impulse, stimulus
jeopardy
danger
nostalgia
(n) a longing for something past
quintessence
(n) the purest essence or form of something
retrogress
(v) to move backwards
scrutinize
(v) to examine closely
tepid
(adj) lukewarm, unenthusiastic
adversary
(n) an enemy, opponent
alientate
(v) to turn away
artifice
(n) a skillful or ingenious device
coerce
(v) to compel force
craven
cowardly
culinary
(adj) of or related to cooking or in the kitchen
delete
(v) to erase, wipe-out
demise
(n) a death
exhilerate
(v) to enliven, cheer
fallow
(adj) plowed but not seeded
harass
(v) to disturb, worry
inclement
(adj) stormy; harsh
muse
(v) to think about in a dreamy way; ponder
perpetuate
(v) to make permenant or long lasting
precedent
(n) an example that may serve as a basis for initation or later action
punitive
(adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress
(v) to set right; remedy
sojourn
(n) a temporary stay
urbane
(adj) refined in manner or style, suave
affiliated
(adj) associated, connected
ascertain
(v) to find out
attainment
(n) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
bequeath
(v) to give or pass one as an inheritance
cogent
(adj) forceful, convincing, relavant to the point
converge
(v) to move toward one point
disperse
(v) to scatter
esteem
(v)to reagard highly
expunge
(v) to erase, destroy
finite
(adj) having limits; lasting for a long time
invulnerable
(adj) not able to be wounded or hurt
malevolent
(adj) spiteful, showing ill will
nonchalant
(adj) cool and confident, unconcerned
omniscient
(adj) knowing everything
panacea
(n) a remedy for all ills, cure all
scrupulous
(adj) exact, careful
skulk
(v) to move about steathily; to lie in hiding
supercilious
(adj) proud and contemptuous
uncanny
(adj) strange, mysterious, wierd, beyond explanation
venial
(adj) easily excused; pardonable
altruistic
(adj) unselfish, concernded with the welfare of others
assent
(v) to express agreement
benefactor
(n) one who does good to others
chivarlrous
(adj) marked by honor, courtesy
clemency
(n) mercy, humaneness
dearth
(n) a lack, scarcity
deffident
(adj) shy, lack self confidence
discrepancy
(n) a difference
embark
(v) to go aboard
facile
(adj) easily done or attained
indomitable
(adj) unconquerable
infallible
(adj) free from error
plod
(v) to walk heavily or slowly
pungent
(adj) causing a sharp sensation
remiss
(adj) neglectful in performance of one's duty; careless
temerity
(n) rashness, boldness
trucelent
(adj) fierce and cruel
unfiegned
(adj) sincere, real
virulent
(adj) extremely poisoness
accede
(v) to yield to
brandish
(v) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
comprise
(v) to enclude or contain
deft
(adj) skillful, nimble
destitute
(adj) deprived, of the neccesities of life
explicit
(adj) definite, clearly stated
extripate
(v) to tear up by the roots
inopportune
(adj) comming at a bad time, not appropriate
ironic
(adj) suggested an incorgruity between what might be and what actually happens
musty
(adj) stale, moldy
officious
(adj) meddling
ominous
(adj) unfavorable, threatening of bad omen
pinnacle
(n) a high peak or point
premeditated
(adj) considered, beforehand
rampant
(adj) growing without check
solace
(n) comfort, belief
stately
(adj) difnified, majestic
supple
(adj) bending easily
suppress
(v) to stop by force
venal
(adj) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
repose
(v) to rest; lie in peace
gape
(v) to stare with open mouth
meticulous
(adj) extremely careful
negligible
(adj) so unimportant that can be disregarded