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English Vocabulary

Terms

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satire
artistic-exposure of folly in others
asinine
extremely stupid or foolish
anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases
magnanimous
very generous or forgiving (toward someone lesser or equal)
parallelism
the use of successive verbal constructions in writing
squalid
extremely unpleasant (setting or place)
punctilious, fastidious
precise
chiasmus
a rhetorical pattern that follows the construction ABBA
protuberant
sticking out
endocentric
male-centered
decorous
polite and restrained, keeping with good taste
hobgoblin
little-minded negative mischievous creature
litotes
ironical understatement (e.g. "you won't be sorry" means "you'll be glad")
expiate
make amends for sin or crime
loath
reluctant
analogy
a comparison between two things, a correspondence of partial similarity
ad hoc argument
adding anything that comes to mind to an argument
capricious, whimsical
changeable, free-spirited, unpredictable
sycophant
someone who is obedient in order to gain advantage
asyndeton
the omission of a conjunction
jargon
very specialized language/technical language
frugal
not spending much money, getting a thrill out of being cheap
connotation
feeling one gets from a word
hyperbole
enormous exaggeration
rhetorical question
a question that the asker does not expect or want a direct response
inculcate
to teach through repetition and punishment to force ideas
mendicant
given to begging, a beggar
synecdoche
part that represents a whole (e.g. a roof for a house)
syllogism
deductive reasoning
denotation
definition

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