Creative Non-Fiction Vocab 6

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foil

to prevent the success of, frustrate; or refers to a literary device where the author creates a character whose primary purpose is to create a contrast to another character by laying emphasis or drawing attention to the latter's traits and characteristics through the former's obviously contradictory ones

hortatory

encouraging; inciting; urging to some course of conduct or speech

ostensible

(adj.) apparent; how something appears

retaliate

(v.) to return evil for evil; to pay back an injury in kind

sonorous

(adj.) having or producing a full, deep, rich sound

sumptuous

(adj.) luxurious; lavish; entailing great expense

tactual

(adj.) arising from or due to touch; impressed or communicated by contact or impingement; relating to or originating in touch

versatile

(adj.) capable of doing many things competently; variable or inconstant; changeable; having varied

augur

(v.) to make predictions based on signs or omens; (n.) a soothsayer

internecine

(adj.) pertaining to a conflict or struggle within a group; mutually destructive

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