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Glossary of Desciribing Literature Vocab 1

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jargon
~the vocabulary peculiar to a particular group

~characterized by uncommon, pretentious language
vulgar
~characterized by uncommon vocabulary
~crude, course, unrefined
scholarly
concerned with acedemic learning and research
insipid
without distinctive, interesting, stimulating qualities
precise
~definite or exact in statement
~carefully distinct
esoteric
understood by or meant for the select few who have special knowledge or interest
connotative
set of associations implied by a word in addition to its literal meaning
plain
~free from ambiguity or evasion
~candid
~with little or no embellishment, decoration
literal
tending to construe words in the strict sense or in an unimaginative way
colloquial
characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation
artificial
~lacking naturalness or spontaniety
~forced or contrived
~full of affection
detached
~impartial or objective
~unbiased, not involved or concerned
~aloof
emotional
actuated, effected or determined by emotion rather than reason
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