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10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 1

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vernacular
the native speech or language of a place; everyday or informal language.
rhetorical
the effective use of words (particularly in prose composition) designed to be impressive, showy and oratorical.
provocative
stimulating; pushing or tending toward action, thought, or strong feeling.
accentuate
to emphasize; to heighten the effect of; to pronounce or mark with an accent.
intricacy
condition or state of being complex, involved, or detailed; elaborateness.
introspective
given to examination of one's own thoughts and feelings; contemplative.
felicitous
well chosen for the occasion; appropriate; apt; having an agreeable or delightful manner of writing or speaking.
usurp
to take (power, rights, position, etc.) by force, wrongfully, or without rights.
comprehesive
of wide scope; inclusive; thorough.
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning.