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1st Vocab Test

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Allusion
A reference to a person, place, thing, or literary work.
Euphemism
Word that hide the importance of something
Doublespeak
unclear language
cliche
overused expression
idiom
phrese that means something other than the literally meaning
imagery
Language that create an impression by appealing to the reader's physical senses
simile
comparision between two things, used like or as
metaphor
implied comparison between two things w/o using like or as
personification
attributing human traits to nonhuman beings or inanimate objects
hyperbole
a deliberate and obvious exaggeration
connotative meaning
the feelings and associations that accompany a word
restrictive word meaning
the meaning of a commonly used word that is unique to a particular field or discipline