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10 terms

english vocab lesson 20

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allegory
n, a story in which the characters represent moral principles or ideas
allusion
n, an indirect reference made to something
connotation
n, a meaning or idea that is associated with a word in addition to its literal meaning
idiom
n, a phrase or expression whose meaning is different from the literal meaning of its individual words
jargon
n, the specialized vocabulary used by those in a particular profession or way of life
metaphor
n, a comparison not using like or as
parody
n, a humorous or satirical literary or musical imitation of a serious work
patois
n, a regional dialect of a language, especially one other than the standard or literary dialect
solecism
n, an error in grammar or standard language
soliloquy
n, the act of talking to oneself