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Hon. English 10 Vocab ch. 1-3
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A general word applied to someone starting any new role and having very little experience or none.
Like beginner refers to someone new to a particular role or task, but also implies that certain skills or knowledge are yet to be attained
Applies to a beginner who is learning a skill or craft under the guidance of another more experienced person or persons.
As commonly used today emphasizes youthful enthusiasm and the amount of knowledge yet to acquired by a beginner.
Is slightly formal and stresses inexperience accompanied by self assertiveness and a resulting incompetence or crudeness.
What word derives from the Latin word nova
The explicit, direct meaning of a word. A words denotive is the same as the definition given in the dictionary.
The implied associated meanings
Indicates responsible concern or close regard that reflects caution or the desire for certain results
Implies painstaking and detailed carefulness, almost as if from fear of being insufficient or of making an error
Emphasizes close attention or care stemming from a conscientious concern for what is right or true
Stresses attention to precise formalities or exact details. It is often used, though not necessarily, to imply an exaggerated or excessive attention to particulars.
To appeal successfully to someone's emotions or reason. The term stresses the actual winning of someone over through argument, evidence, or other means to a point of conviction or willing concession.
Suggests influencing or leading someone to make a particular decision, usually by emphasizing advantages or offering gains
Sometimes interchangeable with induce or persuade but also stresses overcoming and implies resistance and difficulty in convincing someone.
Refers to someone with a discriminating appreciation of the flavor and quality of wines and food, thereby implying interest and knowledge in their selection and preparation.
Applies to someone with a hearty love of good food and drink. may have the same expertise and appreciation of food and drink as the gourmet, but the term also implies a larger and slightly less critical appetite. Close to a glutton, carries a slightly negative meaning.
Applies to a greedy, eager eater who devours large, usually excessive quantities of food.
Suggests a sociable, high spirited individual who enjoys a good food and drink, especially in the company of others.
Describes someone with an expensive or delicate taste. As included here it especially applies to someone with a refined appreciation of food and drink and the things that would accompany their enjoyment.
Indicates conscious, intentional denial of an immediate impulse to act, which may be momentary or habitual. (always followed by from)
Emphasizes a deliberate, regular, and voluntary self denial based upon principles or beliefs. (Also followed by from)
Is often close to refrain, but stresses the tolerance and self control with which one despite provocation checks an impulse to react or holds oneself back from doing something. (Often followed by ing or "to...")
Refers to something that does or very likely will cause death
Stresses an inevitable, fated, or otherwise certain death or the fact of its actual occurrence. Sometimes interchangeable with mortal though it usually emphasizes a decisive, deadly result more than someone's susceptibility to death.
Emphasizes vulnerability and specifically applies to an action, event, or outcome that has or certainly will result in human death.
Applies to something essentially likely or certain to cause death. Differs in applying to that which is by its very nature made or very likely to kill.
Emphasizes the quickness, promptness, or preparedness with which something is done.
Indicates an action or quality that is graceful or fluent and done with out apparent exertion, hesitation, or pain.
Implies doing something with a continuous easiness that results from innate skill, talent, and practice. ( usually followed by prepasitions for, in, or with no others)
Suggests skill in performing complex movements quickly and with apparents effortlessness. Although is often used to refer to a skilled use of ones hands, can describe any complex movement done easily and quickly.
Indicates being overcome or persuaded, or giving way or surrendering under pressure.
Suggests preceding conflict and emphasizes surrender after resistance. It does not imply the lessening of power or ablility suggested by yield.
Is slightly formal and implies surrendering upon specific terms. It emphasizes being finally overcome but and lacking the power to resist further a more skillful, persistent, or superior force.
Suggests a softening or easing up of a previously determined, demanding, harsh condition imposed by someone or something holding power in a situation.
Implies yielding out of respect for another's dignity, authority, or knowledge.
Is the most general of these terms and emphasizes readiness to converse or the ease with which one seems to engage in and enjoy conversation.
Stresses a somewhat surprising and freely flowing abundance of talk. (Can also suggest that someone talks slightly too much)
Applies to trivial, boring, or especially rambling talk that is so self absorbed as to make listening wearisome.
Suggests smooth, flowing talkativeness that may seem unending. (Seems to talk "volumes")
Refers to the overly easy, smooth, or too ready nature of someone's words, with the suggestion that they are deceitful or superficial.
Personal cridibility as a speaker, believable, qualified, ethical, establishes authority.
Speaker appeals to the emotion, vivid language, personal stories, metaphors.
Using good evidence + reason to construct sound argument, "if...then" statements, facts, statistics, right relationship between claim + evidence.
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