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English Vocab 1
Terms in this set (20)
v. to emphasize; to heighten the effect of; to pronounce or mark with an accent; to highlight. an effect of a rhetorical technique: to accentuate
adj. having more than one possible meaning; uncertain; vague or unclear. tone words (antonyms): simple, straightforward, direct, candid, forthright. tone words (synonyms): evasive, indirect
adj. of wide scope; inclusive; thorough.
is the writer's treatment of an idea comprehensive or cursory? tone words (antonyms): abstruse
adj. well chosen for the occasion; appropriate; apt; having an agreeable or delightful manner of writing or speaking. tone words (antonyms): curt
adj. not capable of being conquered, overcome, or captured; unshakable (as in a belief). tone words (synonyms): obdurate, austere
n. a beginning; a start of something
n. condition or state of being complex, involved, or detailed; elaborateness. tone words (synonyms): complicated, complex, difficult
adj. given to examination of one's own thoughts and feelings; contemplative. tone words (synonyms): thoughtful, pensive, reflective. tone words (antonyms): frivolous, placid
adj. stimulating; pushing or tending toward action, thought, or strong feelings. tone words (synonyms): alluring, seductive
n. the native language or dialect of a country or region; everyday or informal language. adj. using everyday language. to avoid in your own writing: idioms, cliches, and everyday/informal style. tone words (synonyms): colloquial
n. a symbolic story in which people, settings, or actions represent ideas or moral qualities
n. an opinion without proof; guesswork; v. to speculate; to guess. rank in terms of the support given to a: claim, conjecture, hypothesis, generalization, assertion, conclusion
adj. contemptible; deserving of scorn; vile. tone words (toward something despicable): disliking, abhorring, contemptuous. abhorring: to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate
adj. lacking moral restraint; very wicked; immoral; undisciplined. tone words (toward someone who is dissolute): exhortatory, admonishing, censorious, damning.
admonishing: cautioning, advising, or counseling against something; reproving or scolding, especially in a mild and good-willed manner, reminding
n. the quality or state of being fierce, savage, or relentless. tone words (synonyms): ardent, fervent, zealous.
ardent: characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent; intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; zealous; vehement; fierce
adj. not suitable or appropriate; not consistent; not conforming to a pattern. tone words (synonyms): absurd, capricious
n. an individual who dislikes or distrusts other human beings. tone words (synonyms): bitter, grim, cynical
n. introductory lines of a play; the preface to a literary work; an introductory or preceding event
n. the main character in a story or play; a person who plays a leading or active part in something. tone words (antonyms): antagonistic
adj. brief and to the point (in writing or speaking); concise. tone words (synonyms): brusque, curt. brusque: abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
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