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Creative Non-Fiction Vocab 6

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foil
to prevent the success of, frustrate; or refers to a literary device where the author creates a character whose primary purpose is to create a contrast to another character by laying emphasis or drawing attention to the latter's traits and characteristics through the former's obviously contradictory ones
hortatory
encouraging; inciting; urging to some course of conduct or speech
ostensible
(adj.) apparent; how something appears
retaliate
(v.) to return evil for evil; to pay back an injury in kind
sonorous
(adj.) having or producing a full, deep, rich sound
sumptuous
(adj.) luxurious; lavish; entailing great expense
tactual
(adj.) arising from or due to touch; impressed or communicated by contact or impingement; relating to or originating in touch
versatile
(adj.) capable of doing many things competently; variable or inconstant; changeable; having varied
augur
(v.) to make predictions based on signs or omens; (n.) a soothsayer
internecine
(adj.) pertaining to a conflict or struggle within a group; mutually destructive