Terms in this set (40)
The most basic meaning of a word.
A word or group of letters added to the beginning of a word.
A word or group of letters added to the end of a word.
A word that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.
A word that means the opposite of another word.
Someone who is antisocial is unwilling to meet and be friendly with other people.
Facts, notes, or details about the events in someone's life.
To depict someone or something means to describe them or give an impression of them in writing.
To emphasise something means to indicate that it is particularly important or true.
To encapsulate particular facts or ideas means to represent all their most important aspects in a single object or event.
If a person or thing exemplifies something such as a situation or quality, they are a typical example of it.
Something that is fragmentary is made up of small or unconnected pieces.
If two or more things are interwoven or interweave, they are very closely connected or are combined with each other.
If you describe someone's words or actions as malicious, you mean that they are intended to harm people or their reputation.
If you say that someone's way of life or opinions are nonconformist, you mean that they are different from those of most people.
To say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
A substandard service or product is unacceptable because it is below a required standard.
If one thing or person is superior to another, the first is better than the second.
If one thing symbolises another, it is used or regarded as a symbol of it.
A person in need of support or protection as they are at risk of being harmed.
Short, informal reference to a famous person or event.
Repeating a word or expression while adding more detail to it.
Repetition of word or phrase at or very near the beginning of the next clause or sentence.
Repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses or sentences.
Contrasting relationship between two idea.
Similar vowel sounds repeated in successive or proximate words containing different consonants.
Repetition at the end of successive phrases, clauses or sentences.
Repetition of words in immediate succession, for vehemence or emphasis.
Substitutes for a particular attribute the name of a famous person recognised for that attribute.
Deliberately exaggerates conditions for emphasis or effect.
Comparing two things saying one is the other.
Combines contradictory terms.
Anomalous juxtaposition of incongruous ideas.
Asserts or emphasises something by pointedly seeming to ignore, or deny it.
Gives two or more parts of the sentences a similar form.
Gives an inanimate (non-living) object human traits and qualities.
Use of more words than required to express an idea; being redundant.
Anticipates an objection and answers it.
Asking a question as a way of asserting something.
A type of metaphor in which the part stands for the whole.
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