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English Vocab Test - February 24, 2016

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Section

Question Answer
colloquialismslang
hyperboleexaggeration
figurative vs. literal languagelanguage that doesn’t mean exactly what it says in order to be more imaginative/vivid
parallel structurethe framing of words to give structural similarity
paradoxan apparently self-contradictory statement that actually contains truth
antecedentthe word/phrase referred to by a pronoun
allegoryfictional characters/events to describe using suggestive resemblances
aphorismprinciple or truth, usually observation about life
apostropheaddress or invocation
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Question Answer
assonancerepetition of similar vowels
didacticintended to teach or instruct
elegypoem written for a funeral
euphemismsugar coating something
homilysermon or serious talk
loose sentencemain idea, followed by phrases and clauses
metonymysubstituting feature for the name of the people
proseordinary speech or writing without rhymes
synecdocheform of a metaphor
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