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Biocidal
(adj.) destructive to life
Biometry
(n.) statistical calculation of probable duration of human life
Biopsy
(n.) diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
Biota
(n.) the living plants (flora) and living animals (fauna) of a region
Symbiosis
(n.) the living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms
Dichotomy
(n.) cutting or division into two; division
Homogeneous
(adj.) of the same kind; similar; uniform
Heterogeneous-
(adj.) differing in kind; dissimilar; varied
Oligarchy
(n.) form of government in which a few people have the power
Endogenous
(adj.) produced from within; due to internal causes
Exogenous
(adj.) produced from without; due to external causes
Exoteric
(adj.) external; exterior; readily understandable
Anarchy
(n.) total absence of rule of government; confusion; disorder
Autarchy
(n.) rule by an absolute sovereign
Hierarchy
(n.) body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to other rank above it
Antipathy
(n.) aversion; dislike
Apathy
(n.) lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or excitement; indifference
Empathy
(n.) to complete understanding of another’s feelings, motives, etc.
Pathos
(n.) quality in drama, speech, literature, music, or events that arouses pity or sadness
Aghast
(adj.) struck with terror or amazement; shocked
Chagrin
(n.) a feeling of embarrassment caused by humiliation or failure
Daunt
(v.) to destroy the courage; dismay
Ingeniously
(adv.) in a way marked by skill and imagination; cleverly
Renown
(n.) fame
Reproof
(n.) an expression of disproval; criticism
Uncanny
(adj.) frighteningly unnatural or supernatural; mysterious
Respite
(n.) a period of rest or delay
Ravage
(v.) to cause great damage to; devastate
Ensue
(v.) to occur as a result; follow
Assail
(v.) to attack, either with blows or with words
Entreaty
(n.) an earnest request; plea
Guile
(v.) clever trickery; deceit
Acquiesce
(v.) to agree or give in without protest
Usurp
(v.) to seize unlawfully by force
Forbearance
(n.) self-control; patient restraint
Entreaty
(n.) an earnest request; plea
Guile
(v.) clever trickery; deceit
Acquiesce
(v.) to agree or give in without protest
Usurp
(v.) to seize unlawfully by force
Forbearance
(n.) self-control; patient restraint
Allusion
A reference to a historical of fictional person, place or event with which the reader is assumed to be familiar
Symbol
a person, place, or object that stands for something beyond itself
Similie
a figure of speech that makes between two things using the words like or as
Quatrain
four-line stanza of poetry
Frame
a story that presents stories within a story
Heroic Couplet
pair of rhymed lines in iambic pentameter
Tone
a witers attitude toward a subject
Rhyme Scheme
pattern of end rhyme in a poem
Satire
literary technique in which ideas and behaviorsare ridiquled for the purpose of improving society
Personification
Figure of speech in which human qualities are attributied to an object, animal, or idea
Iambic Pentameter
line of poetry of 5 units of two syllables , the first unstressed and the second stressed
Irony
a contrast between expectation and reality
Allegory
a story in which characters are used to pesonify abstract qualities
Metaphor
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unalike but have something in common
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