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Great Expectations Word of the Day
Terms in this set (25)
to evade or escape from by cunning or strength
extremely downcast; cheerless
chain for the feet
to urge to action; to annoy
to declare evil; to curse
wisely; showing keen judgement foresight
to clear from accusation
to push forward; to give motion to
the feeling expressed when a person criticizes and laughs at someone or something
shamefully in a humiliating manner
of the most miserable or contemptful kind
flamboyant show of wealth
to confront or detain in an aggressive way
a dishonest or unprincipled man
respectful, especially to a superior or elder
to appease, especially an angry authority figure or diety
the deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several parallel sentences
the use of identical grammatical constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where they are usually replaced by commas . brings rhythm to the text with the repetition of conjunctions in quick succession.
a style that omits conjunctions between words, phrases and clauses; speeds up the rhythm of the text, drawing attention to a particular idea the author wants to convey.
placing contrasting ideas side by side using parallel structure.
repetition of a word or phrase at the end of parallel clauses.
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