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Templet's English

TermDefinition
bombastic adj. high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated
narcissistic adj. having an excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance
misogynist noun: One who sexually discriminates, belittles women, encourages violence against women, and sexually objectifies women
pander verb gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.):
rhetoric the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
voice noun, the way a writer or speaker uses words and tone to express ideas as well as the writer's persona or personality
theme noun, the author's insight into the human condition, the main message.
syntax noun the arrangement of words and the order of grammatical elements in a sentence
diction noun the author's word choice to create voice, mood, or style.
juxtaposition noun the arrangement of two or more things for the purpose of comparison
eloquence the practice or art of using language with fluency and skill
fallacy a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: a misleading or unsound argument.
tone an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particular subject.
bellicose inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
synthesis the act of combining ideas from different sources to create, express, or support a new idea.
optimistic hopeful and confident about the future.
pessimistic tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.
satire the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
irony a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.
apocryphal (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.
cajole persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery
denotation definition of a word
connotation the emotional feeling attached to a word, positive, negative or neutral
hyperbole A literary device which exaggerates for the purpose of emphasis
hypocritical over critical, frequently doing what one is critical of. ie. A doctor smoking while telling a patient smoking is bad for his health.
counterclaim a claim made to offset another claim
refutation It normally constitutes a part of an essay that disproves the opposing arguments described as the negation of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, through contradicting evidence. .
concession the act of conceding or yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument
ingenuity the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.
enigma riddle, puzzle, mystery
exacerbate to make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
comtemplative expressing or involving prolonged thought.
rectify to put (something) right; correct.
infamous well known for some bad quality or deed.
imperative of vital importance; crucial; giving an authoritative command; peremptory.
enervate cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.
epiphany a moment of sudden revelation or insight
gauche lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward
incognito having one's true identity concealed:, false identity
hubris excessive pride or self-confidence.
domcile a home, house, residency
penchant a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something
intrepid fearless; adventurous
foiled prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.
culled select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources
emanating flow out of; originate from; be produced by.
logos an appeal to logic used to convince or persuade the targeted audience by employing reason or logic.
ethos an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
pathos an appeal to emotions to convince people with an argument drawn out through an emotional response.
lexicon A lexicon is the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge
anaphora the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses.
impeach bring an accusation against
metamorphois striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
omnipotent having unlimited power
tempestuous characterized by violent emotions or behavior
xenophobia a fear of foreigners or strangers
Created by: Colonels