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What does soliloquy, colloquy, and dialogue mean?
soliloquy-talk to yourself
colloquy-formal conversation
dialogue-convestaion between two or more people
allude
verb/to refer to indirectly
s:hint at, suggest, insinuate, intimate
how does the prefix ad change when added to a root beginning with a consonant?
this is called assemilation and you drop the d and double the consonant
alienate
verb/to cause hostility where love formerly existed.
S: estrange, disaffect, antagonize
A:befriend, captivate
anarchy
noun/absence of governmental authority,social disorder
s:disorder,chaos,lawlessness, pandemonium,turmoil
allege
verb/to claim something without and proof
s:claim, contend, declare, assert, affirm, avow, asseverate, aver
ambivalent
adj/can't make a choice
s: contradictory, equivocal, vacillating, opposing
a:definate,firm,unwavering, steady,clear-cut,unequivocal
ambience
noun/the surrounding or pervading atmosphere;the tone and spirit of an environment
What are some french words and their meanings
carte blanche-full power to act as one sees fit
fait accompli-something that can not be reversed
savoir faire-knowing the right thing to do
chef d'oeuvre-a masterpiece
bete noire-an object of strong dislike
faux pas-social blunder
rendezvous-meeting place
culdesac-blind alley/dead end
anathema
noun/a curse
s:malediction, execration, imprecation, abomination
a:blessing,benediction,eulogy,encomium,glorify,extol,praise
anecdote
noun/a brief account
s:tale, story, vignette, sketch, narrative, reminiscence, memoir, episode, storyteller,racinteur
what does elude, allusion, illusion, allusive, illusory and elusive mean?
elude-evade, escape
allusion-an indirect reference
illusion-a false perception
allusive-suggestive
illusory-tending to decieve
elusive-difficult to find or grasp
anachronism
noun/misplacing of an object in a period it doesn't belong
s:incongruity,inconsistency, contradiction, throwback
What does a memoir, parable, allegory, quip, retort, rap, and bon mot mean?
memoir-personal experience
parable-simple story with a moral
allegory-short moral story
quip-witty saying
retort-wiitty reply
bon mot-clever saying
rap-criticize
amnesty
noun/an official pardon granted to offenders
s: forgiveness,immunity, remission, absolution