Flashcards in academic vocab Deck (23):
to mention in support, proof, or confirmation
the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
bering upon or conected with the matter at hand
language that contains or uses figures of speech, especially metaphors.
conversation between two or more persons.
the adtude of a wrighter towerda subject of an adiance
a state or quality of feeling at a particular time
a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.
to work out carefully or minutely; develop to perfection.
Synonyms: refine, improve.
a unifying or dominant idea, motif, etc., as in a work of art.
unifying element of the story, which ties together all of the other elements of fiction used by the author to tell the story. The central idea can be best described as the dominant impression or the universal, generic truth found in the story.
forming an inpinon
supporting a fact
a subject for a composition or essay.
pass the title to.
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.
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.
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.
being just that and no other:
the precise dress she had wanted.
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.
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).
See also sentence adverb.
having or expressing a meaning; indicative; suggestive:
a significant wink.
Statistics. of or relating to observations that are unlikely to occur by chance and that therefore indicate a systematic cause.