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Generalization
A type of inference in which a conclusion is drawn from explicit examples in the text.
Idiom
An expression particular to a certain language that means something different from the literal definitions of its parts.
Parable
A relatively short story that teaches a moral, or lesson, about how to lead a good life.
Paradox
A statement that appears self-contradictory but reveals a kind of truth.
Etymology
The history of a word.
Allegory
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities.
Symbolism
A literary movement that originated in late-nineteenth-century France, in which writers rearranged the world of appearances in order to reveal a more truthful version of reality.
Satire
A type of writing that ridicules the shortcomings of people or institutions in an attempt to bring about a change.
Irony
In general, a discrepancy between appearances and reality.
Allusion
A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture.
Assonance
The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words close together.
Consonance
The repetition of the same or similar final consonant sounds on accented syllables or in important words.
Alliteration
The repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Onomatopoeia
The use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning.
Repetition
A unifying property of repeated words, sounds, syllables, and other elements that appear in a work.
Ambiguous
A technique by which a writer deliberately suggests two or more different, and sometimes conflicting, meanings in a work.
Pertinent
To the point; applying to the situation.
Encumbrance
Burden; hindrance
Impervious
Resistant; incapable of being penetrated
Temporal
Temporary.
Superficial
Not profound; shallow.
Effete
Sterile; unproductive.
Incessantly
Without stopping.
Derision
Ridicule; contempt.
Tumultuous
Noisy and disorderly; stormy.
Ethereal
Not earthly; spiritual.
Expedient
Convenience; means to an end.
Perverted
Misdirected; corrupted.
Posterity
Generations to come.
Alacrity
Promptness in responding; eagerness.
Inherent
Inborn; built-in.
Eradication
Utter destruction; obliteration.
Insurrection
Rebellion; revolt.
Penitent
Sorry for doing wrong.
Effectual
Productive; efficient.
Impetuous
Impulsive.
Venerable
Worthy of respect, usually because of age.
Infamous
Having a bad reputation; disgraceful.
Ponderous
Very heavy.
Veracious
Honest; truthful.
Effervescent
Bubbling up; foaming.
Imputed
Credited; assigned.
Delusion
False belief or opinion.
Deferential
Showing respect or courteous regard.
Effaced
Erased; wiped out.
Transient
Temporary; passing quickly or soon.
Semblance
Outward appearance.
Obscurity
Darkness.
Iniquity
Wickedness.
Ostentatious
Deliberately attracting notice.
Sagacious
Wise; keenly perceptive.
Portend
Signify.
Pensively
Thinking deeply or seriously.
Antipathy
Strong dislike.
Plausibility
Believability.
Resolute
Determined.
Imperceptible
Not clear or obvious to the senses or mind.
Ponders
Thinks deeply.
Lucid
Clearheaded; not confused
Tumultuous
Violent; greatly agitated or disturbed.
Insuperable
Incapable of being overcome.
Prostrate
Lying flat.
Potent
Powerful or effective.
Lethargy
Abnormal drowsiness.
Proximity
Nearness.
Averted
Turned away; prevented.
Surcease
End.
Implore
Plead; ask.
Lattice
Shutter or screen formed by strips or bars overlaid in a criss-cross pattern.
Obeisance
Gesture of respect.
Mien
Manner.
Seraphim
Highest of the nine ranks of angels.
Quaff
Drink heartily.
Undaunted
Unafraid.
Pallid
Pale.