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English Vocab

Vocab Terms

figurative language language that uses words or expressions that are different from the literal meaning. Common types of figurative language include simile, metaphor, personification, symbolism, idiom, allusion, etc.
simile a comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as"
Metaphor a direct comparison of two different things
Personification endowing non-human objects or creatures with human qualities or characteristics
tone attitude of a speaker (usually simplified) toward a subject or audience.
rueful expressing sorrow or regret
beset to set upon or surround; to be troubled or threatened persistently
desolation a state of emptiness or loneliness
Foreboding a fearful apprehension; the feeling that something bad will happen
disconsolate without consolation or comfort; unhappy or cheerless
succumb to fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force)
abominably very unpleasantly or unfairly
tumult a loud, confused noise, confusion or disorder.
felicity intense happiness
reprisal an act of retaliation
contemptible deserving of or held in contempt; despicable
omnious threatening; giving the impression that something bad is going to happen
impudence the quality of being impudent; not showing due respect to another
Reverence Deep respect for someone or something
Indignity Circumstances that cause one to feel shame or humiliation; a loss of dignity
Created by: ppakki1



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