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Glossary of Chapter 19 and 20 English Vocab

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facilitate
to make easy or easier

adj
foster
to promote

v
legion
a large number

n
nascent
beginning to develop

adj
novice
beginner

n
profound
significant

adj
prosaic
commonplace; dull

adj
relentless
steady or harsh

adj
syntax
the manner in which words are changed into sentences

n
tenet
a principle held true by a person or group

n
allegory
a story in which the characters represent moral ideas

n
allusion
an indirect regerence made to something

n
connotation
a meaning that is associated with a word in addition to its literal meaning

n
idiom
a phrase whose meaning is different from the literal meaning of its individual words

n
jargon
the specialized vocabulary used by those in a particular profession or way of life

n
metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another to suggest a similarity

n
parody
a humorous literal or musical imitation of a serious work
patois
a regional dialect of a language

n
solecism
an error in grammar or standard language
soliloquy
the act or talking to oneself

n

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