11 terms

Lesson 9 Key Words


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artifact n.
An object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period.
artifice n.
1. Craftiness; trickery.

2. Cleverness; skill.
artless adj.
1. Without deceit or cunning; natural; simple.

2. Crude; ignorant; uncultured.

As a noun: artlessness

Antonym: artful
artisan n.
A skilled craftsperson
ode n.
A poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet.
As a noun: A humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music.

As a verb: To mimic a style, plot or idea for comic effect.
rhapsody n.
Speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.

As an adjective: rhapsodic

As a verb: rhapsodize
incantation n.
The chanting or speaking of words seeming to have magical power or used to create a magical spell.
recant v.
To take back a formal statement or belief previously made known.

As a noun: recantation
depict v.
1. To paint, draw or express in a picture or sculpture.

2. To describe; to picture in words.
pictograph n.
A picture or drawing representing words or ideas.

As an adjective: pictographic