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3/19 - Passage #1 (Miguel de Cervantes)

English IV H/AP Multiple-Choice Practice
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Sardonic
(adj.) bitterly sarcastic; mocking; sneering
Acrimonious
(adj.) marked by strong resentment or cynicism
Euphony
(n.) a succession of harmonious sounds used in poetry or prose; the opposite of cacophony
grandiloquent
(of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
provincial
(adj.) lacking sophistication, narrow-minded; contained to a narrow area (pertaining to the country)
tenuous
having little substance or significance
prosody
the study of poetic meter
burlesque
a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way; a parody of something else
farce
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
supercilious
proud and arrogant; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority