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Purpose and Tone

denotation

n. the meaning of a word or phrase

evoke

to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind

all right

adv. well enough or adj. fairly good

stoke

adj. really really happy

shack

a small house or building that is not put together well

dwell

to live in a particular place

mystery

n. something that is not known

discerning

adj. able to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently

attitude

n. the way you think and feel about someone or something

solemn

adj. very serious or formal in manner, behavior, or expression

sober

adj. having or showing a very serious attitude or quality

witty

adj. funny and clever

humorous

adj. causing laughter

humor

n. a funny or amusing quality

satiric

[noncount] a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. : humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.

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