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absolute. adj.
Perfect; complete 2. not mixed;pure 3. not limited (absolute power) 4. positive 5. not doubted, real (absolute truth) 6. not relative
argument. n.
a reason or reasons offered in arguing. 2 an arguing debate 3. a summary
ballad n.
a sentimental song with the same melody for each stanza. 2. a narrative song or poem usually anonymous with simple words, short stanzas and a refrain. 3. a slow sentimental popular song.
chronological adj.
of relating to, or arranged in or according to the order of time; also: reckoned in units of time
Compare V.
to represent as similar. 2a. to examine the character or qualities of especially in order to discover resemblances or differences. b. to view in relation to 3. to inflect or modify according to the degrees of comparison
Concept n.
something conceived in the mind:thought, notion 2. an abstract or generic idea generalized form particular instances.
Conclusion N
1a. a reasoned judgement inference b. the necessary consequence of 2 or more propositions taken as promises; especially: the inferral proposition of a syllagosim. 2. the last part of something, trial of stregnth or skill. the final decision in a law case. 3. an act or instance of concluding
describe v.
to represent or give an account of in words. 2. to represent by a figure, model, or pictire. 3. obselete 4. to trace or traverse the outline of.
desist v.
to cease, to proceed or act
empathy n.
the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object to be infused with. The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiences the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present w/o having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.
evaluate V.
to determine or fix the value of, to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study.
evidence n.
an outward sign;indication; b. something that furnishes proof: testimony;specifically: something legally submitted to a tribual to ascertain the truth of a matter. 2. one who bears witness, especially: one who voluntarily confesses a crime and testifies for the prosecution against his accomplices. V. to offer evidence of.
examine V
to inspect closely b: to test the condition of C. to inquire into carefully :investigate 2a. to interrogate closely b. to test by questioning in order to determine progress, fitness, or knowledge.
explain v.
1. to make known b. to make plain or understandable 2. to give the reason for or cause of. 3. to show the logical developement or relationships of intransitive senses.
indite V.
1a. make- up compose b. to give literary or formal expresison to. c. to put down in writing.
metaphor N.
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them
motif N.
a usually recurring salient thematic element: a dominant idea or central theme 2. a single or repeated design or color
Phalanx N
a body or heavily armed infantry in ancient Greece formed in close deep ranks and files; broadly a body of troops in close array
Simile N
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as.
Tertiary N
a member of a monastic third order especially lay people. 2. the Tertiary period or system of rock adj. of third rank, importance, value. b. of, relating to or being higher education c. of relating to, or constituting the third strongest of the three or four degrees of stress recognized by three linguists.
Thralldom N.
1a. a servant slave:a person in moral or mental servitude 2a. a state of servitude or submission b: a state of complete absorption
Trenchant adj
1. been sharp, vigorously effective and articulate. 3a. sharply perceptive:penetrating B. clear out distinct.
Valid adj
having legal efficiacy or force; especially:executed with the proper legal authority and formality 2a. a well-grounded or justifiable being at once relavant and meaningful b. logically correct. 3. appropriate to end in view. 4. conforming to accepted principles of sound biological classification