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alliteration
the occurence of the same initial sound in several words in succession
literal
1. In accordance with the explicit or primary meaning of a word or phrase, not is metaphorical meeting

2. Word for word; verbatim

3. Concerned mainly with facts; unimaginative
literate
1. Able to read

2. Knowledgeable; educated
obliterate
To do away with completely; to wipe out; erase
ascribe
To attribute to a particular cause, source, or origin
circumscribe
1. To draw a line around; to encircle

2. To confine; to limit
conscription
A military draft
proscribe
1. To denounce or condemn

2. To prohibit; to forbid
subscribe
1. To pledge to pay for somethin or to contribute to something; to place an order by signing

2. To express consent or agreement; to assent
transcribe
1. To make a copy of; to write out fully

2. To make a sound recording for later reproduction

3.To arrange music for an instrument different from the one first composed for
acronym
A word composed of the first letters or parts of a name or series of words
onomatopoeia
A word that sounds like the thing it names
pseudonym
A fictitious name
ignominious
Shameful; discraceful
nomenclature
A system of naming, especially in the arts or sciences
epigram
A short, witty saying
epigraph
An inscription on a monument or building, on a coin, or at the beginning of a book or chapter
choreography
The art of creating dances
graffiti
Words or drawings scratched or scribbled on a wall
graphic
1. Relating to the visual arts like drawing, painting, lettering, or engraving

2. Giving a vivid description
lithograph
A print produced by a printing process in which a smooth surface is treated so that ink will adhere only to the design to be printed
topography
The features of an area, such as its rivers, mountains, and roads
eclectic
Consisting of parts selected from various sources
lexicon
1. A specialized dictionary

2. The specialized vocabulary of a particular topic or profession
analogy
A comparison between things that are alike in some ways
apologist
A person who makes an argument in support of someone or something
epilogue
Short concluding section in a literary work
logo
A symbol or design that serves to identify an organization or institution
logistics
The organization of supplies and services
eulogy
A speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially honoring the dead