use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
passing reference or indirect mention
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
a preceding occurrence or cause or event
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
of or relating to the process of hearing
an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
of or relating to the atmospheric phenomenon auroras
strike, beat repeatedly
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed
feelings of excessive pride
Details that relate to or describe actual, specific things or events
nfinitely or inconceivably extended; vast
instructive (especially excessively)
in poor condition from neglect or age
to be caused or produced
any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
capable of being avoided or warded off
a journey taken for pleasure
undeveloped but potentially useful
relating to the sense of taste
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
the ability to form mental images of things or events
seized and held
to imprison; confine
connections that are impossible to repeal
a Chinese king that was a thinker and philosopher, also known as "Confucius"
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
in very great numbers
relating to the sense of smell
a figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms
a simple story that illustrates a moral or religious lesson
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
a humorous play on words
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
derive or receive pleasure from
someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
a very sleepy state
more than is needed, desired, or required
a construction in which one word is used in two different senses ("She lost her wallet and her temper.")
deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
using a part of something to represent the whole thing
of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words; a redundancy
The Hindu sacred writings
to take place; to happen
wavelike pattern of rise and falls
a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
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