Sullivan's Wordwright Gold Division Third Meet 2016

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brimming
filled to the very top
fray
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
wrangle
To quarrel in a noisy or angry way
sojourn
A temporary stay
barrage
a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something
composed
calm; tranquil
pall
lacking color or liveliness
wrought
shaped; made
metaphor
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
hortatory
encouraging; exhorting
oxymoran
opposites are joined and make a statement which seems on its face to be self
vanity
feelings of excessive pride
affirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
aggrieved
distressed, wronged, injured
exultation
triumphant joy
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
refutation
The part of an argument wherein a speaker or writer anticipates and counters opposing points of view.
imperative
a form of a verb expressing a command; that which is necessary or required
apocalyptic
prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster
desolation
an event that results in total destruction
trochaic
Stressed, unstressed (Tracy)
sardonic
cynical; scornfully mocking
iambic
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable (Irene)
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
allusion
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.
oracular
mysterious; predicting
muted
toned down or silenced
disparate
fundamentally different; entirely unlike
allliteration
the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words