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aria
a solo performance, with instrumental accompaniment, of a melody or tune
piccolo
a small, high-pitched flute
oxymoron
a combination of contradictory or incongruous words
metaphor
a word or phrase used to literally show one kind of object or idea used in place of another to suggest likeness
simile
compares two unlike things using “like” or “as”
symbolism
use of words, places, characters, or objects that mean something other than what they are literally
literary comedy
a written work dealing with familiar situations that involve ordinary people using everyday language, while making us smile along the way
tragedy
usually begins in happy circumstances and ends in disaster
depression
a severe, continued downturn in the economy marked by decreasing business activity, rising unemployment, and falling prices and wages
prosperity
a period of financial success
economy
all of the activities in a country or region involved in the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
mutiny
an open rebellion against authority, especially a rebellion of military troops against their officers
impressments
the practice of forcing sailors into service against their will
forfeit
a penalty
warrant
written orders, authorizing payments
impeachment
a formal accusation of wrongdoing brought against a public official who is still in office
conspiracy
a plot involving two or more persons
duel
a formal fight with weapons between two persons
alliance
a union or association formed for some mutual benefit