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29 terms

English 9-2

2nd 9 weeks
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solvent
able to pay all debts
bereavement
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
chronic
long established as a disease
droll
queer and amusing
glib
fluent, facile, slick
eccentric
irregular, odd, whimsical
ordinance
decree
magnitude
greatness; extent
rhapsodize
to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
conveyance
vehicle; transfer
brandish
wave around; flourish
superimpose
place over something else
appropriate
take possession of for one's own use
ire
openly displayed anger
demure
serious; grave
flaunt
display ostentatiously
glaze
cover with a thin and shiny surface
maul
handle roughly
torso
trunk of a statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
chronological
arranged in the order of time
corroborate
to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence
anecdote
a short account of an event intended to illustrate some point
ravenous
very hungry
archaic
primitive, ancient, old
bias
prejudice
prelude
an introductory performance or event
rhetorical
using an expression to convey a message
analogy
a similarity beween like features of two things, comparison
fallacy
a deceptive, misleading, or false noton or belief