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cite

to mention in support, proof, or confirmation

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context

the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.

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figurative language

figures of speech,

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dialogue

conversation between two or more persons.

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mood

a state or quality of feeling at a particular time

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paraphrase

clearness; rewording.

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elaborate

worked out with great care and nicety of detail;

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theme

the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.

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central idea

unifying element of the story, which ties together all of the other elements of fiction used by the author to tell the story.

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judgement

the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion:

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claim

to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due:

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claim

to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due:

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thesis

a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections:

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convey

to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.

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pronoun

any member of a small class of words found in many languages that are used as replacements or substitutes for nouns and noun phrases, and that have very general reference, as I, you, he, this, who, what. Pronouns are sometimes formally distinguished from nouns, as in English by the existence of special objective forms, as him for he or me for I, and by nonoccurrence with an article or adjective.

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connotation

the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.”.
the act of connoting; the suggesting of an additional meaning for a word or expression, apart from its explicit meaning.

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denotation

the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it; the association or set of associations that a word usually elicits for most speakers of a language, as distinguished from those elicited for any individual speaker because of personal experience.

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precise

definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed:

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verb

any member of a class of words that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.

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adverb

any member of a class of words that function as modifiers of verbs or clauses, and in some languages, as Latin and English, as modifiers of adjectives, other adverbs, or adverbial phrases, as very in very nice, much in much more impressive, and tomorrow in She'll write to you tomorrow. They relate to what they modify by indicating place (I promise to be there), time (Do your homework now!), manner (She sings beautifully), circumstance (He accidentally dropped the glass when the bell rang), degree (I'm very happy to see you), or cause (I draw, although badly).

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significant

important; of consequence.