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Vocabulary List 4

Evidence The information that supports the topic sentence.
Elaboration Explaining your evidence more.
Inference A logical guess or conclusion based on observation, prior experience, or textual evidence.
Prediction A logical guess or assumption about something that has not yet happened.
Simile A comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as.
Metaphor A comparison between two unlike things in which one thing becomes another.
Connotation The suggested or implied meaning or emotion associated with a word- beyond a literal definition.
Denotation The exact, literal meaning of a word (dictionary definition).
Imagery Details that create a word picture and appeal to one or more of the five senses.
Paraphrase To restate in one’s own words.
Created by: arrowood