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To deprive of influence, importance, etc.
Foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleanliness; neglected and filthy.
Wretched; miserable; degraded; sordid
Style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words.
The accent, inflection, intonation, and speech-sound quality manifested by an individual speaker, usually judged in terms of prevailing standards of acceptability; enunciation
The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
(especially in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., especially as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion
A marketplace or shopping quarter, especially one in the Middle East.
A sale of miscellaneous contributed articles to benefit some charity, cause, organization, etc.
A store in which many kinds of goods are offered for sale; department store
A person who is markedly more concerned with material things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
An adherent of philosophical materialism.
Concerned with material things; materialistic
Of, relating to, or characterized by empathy, the psychological identification with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others
A figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.
A person who performs magic tricks.
One that practices magic arts.
A person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
A member of the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism.
Of or belonging to the Stoics or their school of philosophy.
The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip.
The quality or fact of being very determined; determination.
The quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.
Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences.
The part of the ceremony during which the Eucharistic elements are offered as an oblation.
A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance.
Very muddy or boggy, swampy.
a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form.
When ideas are unequal because one is logically or emotionally more important than others, and when the writer wants to create a climactic feeling of tension followed by resolution.
Splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.
High rank or social importance.
To cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration.
To lay flat, as on the ground.
To throw down level with the ground.
To overthrow, overcome, or reduce to helplessness.
To reduce to physical weakness or exhaustion
Cause severe and extensive damage to.
The severely damaging or destructive effects of something.
A literary technique in which conjunctions (e.g. and, but, or) are used repeatedly in quick succession, often with no commas, even when the conjunctions could be removed.
The use of a number of conjunctions in close succession.
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet.
Characterized by absence, deficiency, or failure of natural or ordinary moisture.
Not under, in, or on water.
An act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Pointlessness or uselessness
Letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
The feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt. Consider to be unworthy of one's consideration.
A peace officer with limited policing authority, typically in a small town.
The governor of a royal castle.
Decorate or embellish (something, especially food).
A decoration or embellishment for something, especially food
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Rule by an emperor.
An appeal to emotion. This is one of the fundamental strategies of argumentation, pathos arguments may use loaded words to make you feel guilty, lonely, worried, insecure, or confused. The easiest way to remember whats pathos arguments are is to see most advertising as a form of pathos argument.
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