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abrasive
a substance used for grinding, an irritant; annoying, irritating
adage
an old saying; a proverb
allusion
an indirect reference, a passing mention
cadence
a rhythmic flow or pattern (like in poetry), a time or beat of the movement in dancing or marching
denote
to be a sign of; to indicate; to signify; to mean explicitly
fallacy
misleading or false idea, mistaken reasoning
figurative
not literally true, using figures of speech
hindrance
an action, person, or thing that impedes; impediment; obstacle
intensive
marked by special effort, dedicated, single-minded, highly concentrate
irreducible
not capable of being made smaller
metaphor
a figure of speech that contains implied comparison
necessitate
to make something unavoidable
passive
acted upon rather than acting; yielding (giving in) without resistance; submissive
potency
power, strength, force
rapture
deep feeling of joy or love
reconcile
to bring together; to bring into harmony; to make friends again
simile
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words like or a
somber
gloomy and sad; solemn and serious
turbulent
violently agitated; disorderly; storm
ultimate
last or final, basic, maximum; the final point, maximum level