Age of Reason #2

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Parallelism

repetition of words or phrases that have similar grammatical structures

alliteration

repetition of same or similar consonant sounds

Metaphor

figure of speech that makes a comparison without using like or as

synecdoche

a part represents the whole

aphorism

brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation

Hyperbole

exaggeration or over statement used for effect

allusion

referance to someone or something that is well known

anecdote

brief story told to illustrate a point

infidel

a person who holds no religious beliefs

Transient

passing quickly, fleeting

Penury

extreme poverty

arduous

difficult, laborious

subjugation

control, conquest

subsistance

means of support

expunge

to obliterate, erase

avarice

greed for riches

voraciously

greedy, eager

posterity

all succeeding generations

insidious

sly, crafty, treacherous

inalienable

not capable of being withdrawn or transferred

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