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english final

vocabulary for english
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submerge
to cover, burry, or suppress
malleable
flexible, able to be shaped by an outside force
peripheral
being on the outer part of the visual field; of minor relevance or importance
commiserate
to feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with
alliteration
the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words
allusion
a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or a work of art. casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event
metaphor
comparison of two unlike things using the verb "to be" and not using like or as as in a simile
imagery
language that evokes one or all the five senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching
personification
giving human qualities to animals or objects
tone
the attitude a writer takes towards a subject or character: serious, humorous, sarcastic, ironic, satirical, tongue-in-cheek, solemn, objective
hyperbole
an exaggeration or overstatement
simile
the comparison of two unlike things using like or as. related to a metaphor
submerge
i must ____ my weariness in order to focus.
malleable
my viewpoints are very ______
peripheral
i saw a dog in my _______ vision
commiserated
i ______ with my mom over the loss of her father
accessible
"the online textbook is very ______," i explained to my mom
cherish
i ___ my grades, because they are of great importance
beckoned
my mother _____ me to her room
taunt
the idiot thought he could ______ me about my last name, even though his was the same.`
subordinate
sometimes i ______ schoolwork below pay
purge
i always try to ____ myslef, i like being perfect
inexhaustible
i wish i had an ______ amount of energy
competent
i am ___ in everything, well most things
sullen
there are times when all i feel is ____
diverge
i hope i don't ____ from the path im on
malicious
"wow way to be ____," i said to the girl who just cleated me in my back
insubordinately
there are definately times when i feel as if acting ______ would be best and the most fun
nuances
there are only a few ____ between my best friend haley and i
deference
i show my elders much ___
discreet
i am going to be ___ when i wrap my sisters birthday present
elite
i am an ____ student in my class
improvise
being able to ____ is an important skill
invulnerable
i wish i was _____
accessible
reachable; able to get into
cherish
hold dear, value highly
beckoned
summoned, asked to come
taunted
teased in sarcatsic language
subordinate
placed below in rank
purge
rid of impurities
inexhaustible
cannot be used up or emptied
competent
capable, able to do something
sullen
resentment, in an angry mood
diverge
to move in different directions
malicious
intentionally harmful
insubordinate
not submitting to authority; disobient, rebellious
nuances
slight degrees of differnece
discreet
done without attracting attention
elite
the best or most skilled members of a group
improvise
preform with little or no preperation
invulnerable
impossible to damage, injure, or wound
deference
corteous respect