Phoenix II Grammar and Vocab Quiz #4
Terms in this set (57)
secretive; taken by stealth; sly or shifty
to hold down
overly trusting; willing to believe anything
to examine closely
standard; commonly accepted; conventional
on the edge; surrounding; unimportant
a generous donor; someone who helps
yearning for the good old days
difficult to solve; debatable; unresolved or dubious
to prevent; to make impossible
to erase; to wipe out
to make better; to improve
of enormous quantity or size
briefly and clearly stated
harmless; inoffensive; insipid
gullible; overly trusting
heretical departure from accepted practice or sacred identity
to come together; to merge; to join
a literary form which blends humor
lighter, gentler, less serious in tone
more serious; harsh & bitter in tone
a form of delivery in which humor is presented without a change in emotion or facial expression, usually speaking in a monotonous manner.
the substitution of an inoffensive term in place of one that is offensive; for example, replacing "die" with "pass away".
something that is exaggerated to absurd lengths so that the ridiculous can be seen; the most common type of satire; example = a caricature
to present things that are out of place or are absurd in their surroundings.
imitation of the manner (the form and style) or the subject matter of a serious literary work or genre
a statement that seems incomplete or less than truthful given the facts; for example, if a student frequently forgot his homework, and I replied, "It's okay, this essay is no big deal."
play on words using puns, innuendo/double entendre, extended/running gags, or statement of the obvious.
an example of irony when the audience knows more than a character
an example or irony when what happens is different from the audience's expectations
an example of irony when a character or writer says something different than what he or she truly means
a group of words
A group of words that consists of a noun and a verb. It may include phrases and can create a complete sentence.
A clause which cannot stand alone; requires a dependent marker at the beginning
One independent clause: can have compound sentence or compound predicate
Two independent causes-linked by a comma and a FANBOYS conjunction or linked by a semicolon
An independent clause and a dependent clause, dependent clause begins with an ABE HIPSTUW conjunction or other dependent matter
Independent clause comes first, then dependent clauses follow
Dependent clauses come first, then independent clause follows
A noun or pronoun + an "ing" or "ed" verb with all of their modifiers
Their minds whirling from the avalanche of information provided by their teacher,
Renames, or identifies a noun or pronoun. It is set off by commas.
My teacher, a woman with curly hair, is funny.
Has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence.
The tiger paced.
The word "to" + a verb and any of their modifiers.
To dance gracefully is my ambition.
An "ing" or "ed" verb that functions as an adjective + its modifiers
Blinded by the light,
Adding -ing to a verb so it functions as a noun
Exercising makes many people feel younger.
A preposition + its object and modifiers.
Outside of the store,
Has a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought. Often begins with the word: when, because, although, while, or since.
When I graduated ...