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This week's words focus on literary terms and new vocabulary.

ascetic

simple way of life avoiding pleasures

allocation

to divide or give out

apostrophe

addressing an absent person or a personified thing rhetorically

allusion

an implied or indirect reference especially in literature

beguile

to trick or deceive

parallelism

resemblance; repeated syntactical similarities introduced for rhetorical effect.

oxymoron

a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings

crass

having or showing no understanding of what is proper or acceptable : rude and insensitive

defray

to pay for (something)

envoy

a person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government

interloper

a person who is not wanted or welcome by the other people in a situation or place

vicarious

experienced or felt by watching, hearing about, or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself

admonish

to speak to (someone) in a way that expresses disapproval or criticism

satire

a literary work holding up human vices (flaws; moral imperfections) and follies (foolishness) to ridicule or scorn; a way of using humor to show that someone or something (person, government, or society) is foolish, weak, or bad.

symbol

an action, object, or event that expresses or represents a particular idea or quality.

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