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Denotation

The accepted objective and literal meaning of a word

Connotation

Emotional meaning of a word beyond its literal meaning

Trivial

Of very slight importance, commonplace or ordinary

Conciliatory

Overcoming distrust or hostility

Dilemma

A situation of a choice of equally balanced and usually undesirable alternatives

Stagnant

Not flowing or running as water. Stale or foul from standing. Sluggish or dull

Poignant

Keenly distressing to the feelings. Affecting or moving the emotions

Sensual

Preoccupied with the pleasure of the senses. Sexual pleasure gratification

Sensuous

Perceived by or affecting the senses. Deriving pleasure from things that appeal to the senses

Compassionate

Having a feeling of deep sympathy for anothers suffering or misfortune

Reluctance

Unwillingness or disinclination


Struggling in opposition

Erratic

Unpredictably eccentric

Solicit

To lure or tempt

Parallelism

The use of equal or similar structure to reflect importance of an idea

Reticent

Habitually reclined to speak

Resignation

Unresisitng submission

Sentimentality

Expression of appeal to tender emotions and feelings

Recurrent

Occurring again as an event or experience

Annihilation

Reduced to utter ruin or nonexistence

Impetuousness

Sudden or rash action

Apostrophe

A figure of speech that addresses the dead as living

Disdain

To look down on someone

Skeptical

Inclined to doubt or question

Suspense

A quality of a story that causes anxiety

Impudent

Boldness

Colloquial

Ordinary speech rather than formal

Presumptuous

Unbecomingly bold

Indoctrination

Instruction in a principle

Innate

Existing in one from birth

Affinity

A natural liking or relationship