Vocabulary D: ch. 5 and 6

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alliteration

occurrence of the same initial sound in several words in succession

literal

in accordance with the primary meaning of a word, not its metaphorical one; mainly factual; verbatim

literate

able to read and write; knowledge; educated

obliterate

to do away with completely; wipe out

ascribe

to attribute to a particular cause, source, or origin

circumscribe

to draw a line around; encircle; limit

conscription

a military draft

proscribe

to denounce or condemn; to forbid

subscribe

to pledge to pay for something; to place an order by signing; express a consent

transcribe

to make a copy of; make a sound recording for later reproduction; arrange music for an instrument different from the one first composed for

acronym

a word composed of the first letters or parts of a name or series of words

onomatopoeia

a word that sounds like the thing it means

pseudonym

a fictitious name

ignominious

shameful; disgraceful

nomenclature

system of naming, especially in the arts or science

epigram

a short, witty saying

epigraph

an inscription on a monument, building, coin, or at the beginning of a book or chapter

choreography

the art of creating dances

graffiti

words or drawings scratched or scribbled on a wall

graphic

relating to visual arts; giving a vivid description

lithograph

a print produced by a printing process in which a smooth surface is treated so ink will adhere only to the design to be printed

topography

the features of an area (rivers, mountains, roads)

eclectic

consisting of parts selected from various sources

lexicon

a specialized dictionary; special vocab of a particular topic or profession

analogy

a comparison between things that are alike in some way

apologist

a person who makes an argument in support of someone or something

epilogue

short concluding section in a literary work

logo

symbol that serves to identify an organization

logistics

organization of supplies and services

eulogy

speech in praise of a person or thing, especially honoring the dead

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