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12 terms

SAT Critical Reading Set 1

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bolster
to support
discredit
to harm the reputation of, dishonor or disgrace
endorse
to give approval or support to
assertion
A statement
analogy
an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
narrative
a story
expository
When the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader.
rhetorical
1.speech that is used to persuade or have some effect;
2. insincere speech used to decieve
allusion ; to allude to
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
attribute
a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something
divergent
not in agreement, differing; deviating
fluctuate
to vary irregularly , VACILLATE