Vocabulary by Tristan

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allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art.
onomatopoeia
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
alliteration
It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series.
irony
A contrast or discrepancy between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
figurative
noun - language that communicates meanings beyond the literal meanings of words; words are used to symbolize ideas and concepts they would not otherwise be associated with
Elastic potential energy
The potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed
Newton
A unit of measure that equals the force required to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at 1 meter per second per second
Force Field
lewin, put very little stock on constraints on personalities such as fixed traits habits or structures such as id, ego, superego, field = one's current state of mind, simply sum of forces (influences) on individual
Inertia
(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
Normal force
A force exerted by one object on another in a direction perpendicular to the surface of contact
argument
A single assertion or a series of assertions presented and defended by the writer
cite
Identifying a part of a piece of writing as being derived from a source.
passive voice
Th opposite of active voice; in the passive voice something happens to someone: Mordred was bitten by the dog, rather than the active form The dig bit Mordred.
personification
A figure of speech in which the author presents or describes concepts, animals, or inanimate objects by endowing them with human attributes or emotions. Personification is used to make these abstractions, animals, or objects appear more vivid to the reader.
point of view
The perspective from which a story is told
collaborate
to work with another toward a goal
articulate
able to speak clearly and expressively
evolve
to grow or change over time
meticulous
Extremely careful about details
agile
Able to move quickly and easily
hypotenuse
the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
converse
to talk or speak; to engage in an exchange of ideas
irrational numbers
Numbers that cannot be expressed as a ratio of two integers. Their decimal expansions are nonending and nonrepeating.
rational numbers
numbers that can be expressed in the form a/b, where a and b are integers and b is not zero
square root
a number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself
accept
to take or receive
except
exclude; N. exception: objection; exclusion; ADJ. exceptional: unusual; of unusually high quality
affect
Appearance of observable emotions
principle
The method of formation, operation, or procedure exhibited in a given instance.
effect
A change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
naive
lacking sophistication or experience
niche
Full range of physical and biological conditions in which an organism lives and the way in which the organism uses those conditions
obliterate
To destroy completely
gratify
(v.) to please, satisfy; to indulge or humor
infinite
(adj.) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minut
Coefficient
A number in front of a chemical formula in an equation that indicates how many molecules or atoms of each reactant and product are involved in a reaction.
multiplicative inverse
(mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2
identity
our sense of self; according to Erikson, the adolescent's task is to solidify a sense of self by testing and integrating various roles
null set
Meaning no answer, an empty set.
properties
Categories of information about a presentation.

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