Sullivan's Wordwright Gold Division Third Meet 2016
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brawl; fight; wear away or unravel by rubbing; have loose threads developing; cause to become worn out (a person's temper or nerves); CF. rub
To quarrel in a noisy or angry way
A temporary stay
a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something
lacking color or liveliness
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
A comparison using "like" or "as"
opposites are joined and make a statement which seems on its face to be self
feelings of excessive pride
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
distressed, wronged, injured
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
The part of an argument wherein a speaker or writer anticipates and counters opposing points of view.
a form of a verb expressing a command; that which is necessary or required
prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster
an event that results in total destruction
Stressed, unstressed (Tracy)
cynical; scornfully mocking
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable (Irene)
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
toned down or silenced
fundamentally different; entirely unlike
the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words