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MTSMCA English 10 Semester 1 Final Review

This is a review for the English grade 10 semester 1 final test
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furtively
secretively, sneakily
extricating
setting free, removing from a difficult situation
tentative
hesitant
buffer
lessen a shock
supercilious
expressing an attitude of superiority
staunch
loyal
arabesques
elaborate decorative designs of intertwined lines
possessive noun
a noun that indicates possession or ownership
deftness
skillfulness
livid
discolored
dogged
stubborn
anecdote
brief story with an ironic ending
ephemeral
short-lived
relative pronoun
a pronoun that begins a subordinate clause
amiably
in a cheerful, friendly way
allegory
a story in which all characters, settings, and events are clearly symbolic
hyperbole
an exaggeration for effect
colloquial
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
rhetorical device
verbal techniques that create emphasis and appeal to emotions
omniscient narrator
the narrator knows everything
parallelism
the use of grammatical forms or patterns to express similar ideas
abstract nouns
nouns that name ideas or concepts that cannot be seen, heard, felt, tasted, smelled or directly experienced.
proper nouns
a noun that names a specific person, place, or thing
linking verbs
verbs that express the state of being or tells what the subject is by linking it to one or more words in the predicate
passive voice
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
predicate nominative
a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames or identifies the subject
predicate adjective
follows a linking verb and describes the subject
direct object
a noun or pronoun that receives the action of an action verb