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English III, Lesson 9, Mansfield Christian, Mrs. Cochran, Vocabulary from Classical Roots

artifact (n.)

an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period

artifice (n.)

craftiness/trickery; cleverness/skill

artisan (n.)

a skilled craftsperson

artless (adj.)

without deceit or cunning; natural/simple; crude/ignorant/uncultured

depict (v.)

to paint, draw or express in a picture or sculpture; to describe; to picture in words

incantation (n.)

the chanting/speaking of words seeming to have magical power or used to create a magical spell

ode (n.)

a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object, or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet

parody (n./v.)

a humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music; to mimic a style, plot, or idea for comic relief

recant (v.)

to take back a formal statement or belief previously made known

rhapsody (n.)

speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm

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