36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 29 (Terms/Definitions)

archive a place in which public records or historical documents are preserved collate to assemble in proper sequence noxious injurious to physical or mental health punctuate to add marks such as commas and periods to writing to make the meaning clear; to interrupt from time to time salience The condition of standing out distinctly or being relevant antithesis the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance epitaph an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory o…
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archive
a place in which public records or historical documents are preserved
collate
to assemble in proper sequence
noxious
injurious to physical or mental health
punctuate
to add marks such as commas and periods to writing to make the meaning clear; to interrupt from time to time
salience
The condition of standing out distinctly or being relevant
antithesis
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
illiterate
a person unable to read
prenomen
name, proper name, moniker, nickname
ridicule
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
assimilate
become similar to one's environment
veracity
truthfulness, honesty
epigram
a brief, witty or satirical saying
derisive
in a mocking manner
facsimile
an exact copy or reproduction
synthetic
a mix of things that make something new
exultation
the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
expunge
remove by erasing or crossing out
misnomer
an incorrect or unsuitable name
innocent
a person who lacks knowledge of evil
literal
following the exact words.
translate
change from one form or medium into another
archetype
an original model or pattern
veritable
actual, being truly so, not false or imaginary
archaic
characteristic of an earlier period; old-fashioned
nomination
the act of officially naming a candidate
obliterate
remove completely from recognition or memory
obnoxious
odiously or disgustingly objectionable
veracious
precisely accurate
punctilious
strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct
correlated
related because of similar characteristics
desultory
moving or jumping from one thing to another; occurring haphazardly
ephemeral
momentary, fleeting
ignominious
shameful, dishonorable, undignified, disgraceful
verisimilitude
appearing to be true or real
alliteration
the repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together