MTSMCA English 10 Semester 1 Final Review

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This is a review for the English grade 10 semester 1 final test

furtively

secretively, sneakily

extricating

setting free, removing from a difficult situation

tentative

hesitant

buffer

lessen a shock

supercilious

expressing an attitude of superiority

staunch

loyal

arabesques

elaborate decorative designs of intertwined lines

possessive noun

a noun that indicates possession or ownership

deftness

skillfulness

livid

discolored

dogged

stubborn

anecdote

brief story with an ironic ending

ephemeral

short-lived

relative pronoun

a pronoun that begins a subordinate clause

amiably

in a cheerful, friendly way

allegory

a story in which all characters, settings, and events are clearly symbolic

hyperbole

an exaggeration for effect

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

rhetorical device

verbal techniques that create emphasis and appeal to emotions

omniscient narrator

the narrator knows everything

parallelism

the use of grammatical forms or patterns to express similar ideas

abstract nouns

nouns that name ideas or concepts that cannot be seen, heard, felt, tasted, smelled or directly experienced.

proper nouns

a noun that names a specific person, place, or thing

linking verbs

verbs that express the state of being or tells what the subject is by linking it to one or more words in the predicate

passive voice

the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb

predicate nominative

a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames or identifies the subject

predicate adjective

follows a linking verb and describes the subject

direct object

a noun or pronoun that receives the action of an action verb

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