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Words you need to know for PSSA's

antonyms

opposite

argument

position toward a subject

author's purpose

entertain explain inform or persuade

bias

unfair and not based on facts

casue

person thing or event

character

person or an animal

climax

conflict is addressed

compare and contrast

similarities and differences

conclusion

an overall decision

conflict

main problem

context clues

words or phrases near an unfamiliar word that help

effect

event or situation

fact

proven true

first-person

point of view: I, we, us

generalization

a broad statement

graphics

visual aids

hyperbole

exaggeration

imagery

descriptive words

inference

a guess

main idea

mostly about

metaphor

comparison of 2 things that does not use like or as

multiple-meaning words

same but have different meanings

opinion

personal feelings

personification

human traits to animals or objects

plot

sequence of events

ponit of view

perspective of first second or third person

prefix

letters added before a root

problem and solution

problem and describes how its solved

propaganda

influences may twist facts

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