word choice; the choice of words for clear, effective writing; clear speech, enunciation, articulation (pronouncing words clearly)
sounds pleasant to the ear; pleasing, harmonious speech
Direct, given meaning, as opposed to an associated meaning
implication or association, derived from another word or phrase; a suggestion
the patterns of words in a sentence (sentence structure); the rules for forming grammatically correct sentences
the patterns of words in a sentence (sentence structure)
2. the rules for forming grammatically correct loose loose sentence
a complex sentence ending on a subordinate clause (i.e. clause modifying another clause) or modifier (limiting element, phrase, word); a sentence where the main idea comes first, at the beginning of the sentence, and the sentence can end at one or more points before it actually does (can also be called a cumulative sentence)
a record or list in a book (catalog, index, inventory) [noun]; instrument or vocal range, from high to low [noun]; a vent from which air flows [noun]; to record or enroll [verb]; to show on a face or scale [verb]; to make an effect [verb]
stress, importance, prominence; in rhetoric, the stress on certain words in a phrase, sentence, or other writing
saying (expression); words or meanings in language that aren't verbatim, often called a "turn of the phrase"
introducing new words; a new meaning or "twist" in meaning for an old word; adopting a new religious view; in psychiatry, a new word that an individual makes up of which he or she only knows the meaning
A sentence that, by leaving the completion of the main clause to the end, creates suspense; the final thought is not complete until the last phrase; the effect is the provocation of curiosity and interest; Cicero, Longfellow, Milton, and Winston Churchill were all known to use periodic sentences; A sentence where the emphasis comes at the end.
insinuation (suggestion, inference, association, connection); in logic, the if-then phrase that connects one thought to another
legality, rightfulness, lawfulness
framework surrounding an event (background, circumstance); in writing or speaking, the part that proceeds which influences the whole meaning of the passage
another meaning of a word, secondary to the most-used definition
conjecture or theory (thought); rumor or gossip
"play on words"
pun or witticism (words with a double meaning); joke or wisecrack
conversation, discussion, chat together [noun]; the words in a fiction work that represent conversation [noun]; to talk together [verb]
opposite terms used for an effect; comparing two terms that are adversative (opposing)
wordy (long-winded, talkative, loquacious); excess words leading to the state of being bored