Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/15

Click to flip

15 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
literal
actual, real, true to fact, or following the exact words of; or plain or unadorned

-usually suggests taking words for exact meaning, or relating to words/letters
figurative
using language in a nonliteral way, metaphorical and containing figures of speech

-also representing by means of a figure or likeness
subjective
personal, existing in the mind or arising from the feelings of a person rather than from the object thought of

-personal and peculiar to an individual
subtlely
a fine-drawn delicate distinction, or the ability or practice of drqwing delicate destinctions; mental acuteness

-also something difficult to understand, something delicate, something mysterious, instance of trickery
definitive
decisive, final, or conclusive; or most nearly complete accurate or reliable

-also serving to define, distinguish biology-fully developed
inexplicable
impossible to explain or understand

-explicate- to make clear or explain often in a detailed way
construe
to interpret, explain or try to find the meaning of

-often to interpret something not clear-construe analyze sentence structure misconstrue- misinterpret
ascribe
to assign or attribute to a supposed cause or source
-also regard as a quality belonging to someone
pith
essential part of something; force -also soft tissue at plant stems or human body pithy-compact and forceful, full of meaning
epitome
a condensed representation; symbol- also a summary
epitomize- summarize or symbolize
recapitulate
to give a summary of
biology- recapitulation theory every organism goes through all stages of ancestors
scrutiny
a careful inspection
semblance
outward appearence of something; similarity
-often implies outward appearence differs from inner reality aslo deceptive appearence
guise
outward appearence, semblance, or manner of dress; false appearence
provisional

tenet
temporary, conditional

a belief, principle