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English vocab 9th

Memoir An account of a single period of a writers life, often one that coincides with important historical events
Reliability The extent to which a narrator can be trusted or believed. The closer the narrator is t the story, the more his/her judgement will be influenced by forces in the story
Ambiguity A word, phrase or attitude even multiple meanings, resulting in multiple interpretations
Sociology The study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society
Aphorism A pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
Syntax The arrangement is words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language
Diction The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing
Sympathy Feeling of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune
Empathy The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person
Communal Shared by all members of a community for common use
Individualistic Independent and self-reliant
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