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15 terms

Chapter 9

Purpose and Tone
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denotation
n. the meaning of a word or phrase
evoke
to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind
all right
adv. well enough or adj. fairly good
stoke
adj. really really happy
shack
a small house or building that is not put together well
dwell
to live in a particular place
mystery
n. something that is not known
discerning
adj. able to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently
attitude
n. the way you think and feel about someone or something
solemn
adj. very serious or formal in manner, behavior, or expression
sober
adj. having or showing a very serious attitude or quality
witty
adj. funny and clever
humorous
adj. causing laughter
humor
n. a funny or amusing quality
satiric
[noncount] a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. : humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.