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cite

To mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example

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context

The parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning.

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relevant

Bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent

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figurative language

Language that contains or uses figures of speech, especially metaphors.

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dialogue

A conversation between two or more persons.
The conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc. An exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, especially a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement.

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tone

the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.

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mood

A distinctive emotional quality or character

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paraphrase

A restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.

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elaborate

To add details in writing, speaking, etc.;give additional or fuller treatment (usually followed by on or upon)

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theme

A unifying or dominant idea, motif, etc.

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central idea

The central, unifying element of the story, which ties together all of the other elements of fiction used by the author to tell the story. It can be best described as the dominant impression or the universal, generic truth found in 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 assert or maintain as a fact

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thesis

A subject for a composition or essay.

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convey

To communicate, make known.

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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

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denotation

a word that names or signifies something specific

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precise

being exactly that and neither more nor less

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noun

Nouns are often described as referring to persons, places, things, states, or qualities, and the word noun is itself often used as an attributive modifier, as in noun compound; noun group.

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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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adjective

any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying

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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

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significant

having a particular meaning; indicative of something