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vocabulary list 1

TermDefinition
kleptomaniac someone who steals things for a habit
disorder a disease; something wrong with someone
deficit a lack or shortage
parody a copy that makes fun of another thing
satire sarcasm; the use of sarcasm
euphemism an inoffensive way of saying something that would normally be offensive
anecdote an amusing reference to something
allusion a casual reference
vignette a decorative design
hyperbole a strong exaggeration
metaphor comparism to another thing; a simile without like or as
pathos a feeling of pity or compassion
oxymoron a figure of speech where you say something that is the opposite (ex. jumbo shrimp)
irony using words that are the opposite of their actual meaning
prose the ordinary form of written or spoken language
Created by: sillyname396