a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one : Pilgrim's Progress is an ___ of the spiritual journey.
argumentative. of, relating to, or involving strongly critical, controversial, or disputatious writing or speech
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
of or relating to the Christian Church or its clergy
a terrifying ghost
squandering of money, energy, or resources
the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others : some may choose to work with vulnerable elderly people
the countries of the West, esp. Europe and the Americas (contrasted with orient )
(esp. of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque : an attractive hotel in an idyllic setting.
a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger : Berlin is a __ of Germany, in unity as in division.
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect : "Don't go overboard with the gratitude," he rejoined with heavy ___.
1 denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis. Contrasted with sacred .
seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution
n. the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind.
n. the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinion. Greeks used ___ to refer to various methods of reasoning and discussion in order to discover the truth.
adj. concerned with or acting through opposing forces : a ___ opposition between social convention and individual libertarianism.