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Vocabulary D: ch. 5 and 6

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alliteration
occurrence of the same initial sound in several words in succession
literal
in accordance with the primary meaning of a word, not its metaphorical one; mainly factual; verbatim
literate
able to read and write; knowledge; educated
obliterate
to do away with completely; wipe out
ascribe
to attribute to a particular cause, source, or origin
circumscribe
to draw a line around; encircle; limit
conscription
a military draft
proscribe
to denounce or condemn; to forbid
subscribe
to pledge to pay for something; to place an order by signing; express a consent
transcribe
to make a copy of; make a sound recording for later reproduction; arrange music for an instrument different from the one first composed for
acronym
a word composed of the first letters or parts of a name or series of words
onomatopoeia
a word that sounds like the thing it means
pseudonym
a fictitious name
ignominious
shameful; disgraceful
nomenclature
system of naming, especially in the arts or science
epigram
a short, witty saying
epigraph
an inscription on a monument, building, coin, or at the beginning of a book or chapter
choreography
the art of creating dances
graffiti
words or drawings scratched or scribbled on a wall
graphic
relating to visual arts; giving a vivid description
lithograph
a print produced by a printing process in which a smooth surface is treated so ink will adhere only to the design to be printed
topography
the features of an area (rivers, mountains, roads)
eclectic
consisting of parts selected from various sources
lexicon
a specialized dictionary; special vocab of a particular topic or profession
analogy
a comparison between things that are alike in some way
apologist
a person who makes an argument in support of someone or something
epilogue
short concluding section in a literary work
logo
symbol that serves to identify an organization
logistics
organization of supplies and services
eulogy
speech in praise of a person or thing, especially honoring the dead