Flashcards in academic vocab Deck (48):
contains figure of speech
thw words seid between 2 peolple
the attutude of an author
expresses the meaning ofsomething spoken using difrent words
very smart like a plane
he central idea is 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. The central idea can be best described as the dominant impression or the universal, generic truth found in the story.
he ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.
a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved.
"his central thesis is that psychological life is not part of the material world
to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.
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 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.
marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.
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.
A part of speech that modifies a verb, an adjective, or anothe
series of military operations intended to achieve a particular objective, confined to a particular area, or involving a specified type of fighting.
make a deep inarticulate sound in response to pain or despair.
(of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity.
a group of (typically three or more) notes sounded together, as a basis of harmony.
ong thin flexible string or rope made from several twisted strands.
move or cause to move in a specified direction
gone by in time and no longer existing
each of a pair of foot-operated levers used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by the legs.
ach of the segments of the corolla of a flower, which are modified leaves and are typically colored.
the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal.
"a dessert of chocolate mousse"
an island or peninsula, especially a small one.
"Crusoe's fabled isle"
feeling weary because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one's current activity.
"she got bored with staring out of the window"
a long, thin, flat piece of wood or other hard material, used for floors or other building purposes.
"loose boards creaked as I walked on them"
synonyms: plank, beam, panel, slat, batten, timber, lath
"a wooden board"
have as the foundation for (something); use as a point from which (something) can develop.
"the film is based on a novel by Pat Conroy"
synonyms: found, build, construct, form, ground, root; More
the lowest adult male singing voice.
denoting the member of a family of instruments that is the lowest in pitch.
modifier noun: bass
an area of ground on which a town, building, or monument is constructed.
the faculty or power of seeing.
the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle, on which a person stands or walks.
synonyms: informaltootsies, dogs, boats; informaltrotters
"my feet hurt"
a corresponding part of the leg in vertebrate animals.
synonyms: paw, hoof, pad; trotter
"the animal's foot"
a locomotory or adhesive organ of an invertebrate.
the part of a sock or stocking that covers the foot.
a person's manner or speed of walking or running.
"fleet of foot"
infantry; foot soldiers.
plural noun: foot
"a captain of foot"
the lower or lowest part of something standing or perceived as standing vertically; the base or bottom.
"the foot of the stairs"
synonyms: bottom, base, lowest part; More
the end of a table that is furthest from where the host sits.
the end of a bed, couch, or grave where the occupant's feet normally rest.
a device on a sewing machine for holding the material steady as it is sewn.
the part by which a petal is attached.
the lower edge of a sail.
a unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches (30.48 cm).
"shallow water no more than a foot deep"
a unit used in describing sets of organ pipes or harpsichord strings, in terms of the average or approximate length of the vibrating column of air or the string which produces the sound.
"a sixteen-foot stop"
a group of syllables constituting a metrical unit. In English poetry it consists of stressed and unstressed syllables, while in ancient classical poetry it consists of long and short syllables.
A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, when the voyage itself, the ship's amenities, and sometimes the different destinations along the way (i.e., ports of call), are part of the experience.
Chili con carne, commonly known in American English as simply "chili", is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat, and often tomatoes and beans. Other seasonings may include garlic, onions, and cumin. Wikipedia
It's chilly in here! That word means "cold," and it can also mean that someone's acting in a frosty way. The main meaning of chilly is cold, but this word is often used for emotions too, just like "warm." A warm person is loving and kind, but a chilly person is unemotional, distant, and quiet.
To soar means more than just to fly; it means to rise swiftly, to feel the wind slipping below you as you ride it higher, higher, higher. Flying is just moving through the air. Soaring, though, suggests exhilaration, even joy.
Sore definition, physically painful or sensitive, as a wound, hurt, or diseased part: a sore arm. See more.
Noodle flour is a special blend of flour used for the making of Asian-style noodles, made from wheat or rice. Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat used in making pasta, breakfast cereals, puddings, and couscous. Spelt, an ancient grain, is a hexaploid species of
are the reproductive organs of plant, they mediate the joining of the sperm, contained within pollen, to the ovules — contained in the ovary. Pollination is the movement of pollen from the anthers to the stigma.
The verb seem has several definitions. It can mean "to be apparent, or probable," like the nice person you just met who seems like he'll make a good friend. Seem can also mean "to appear to exist," like when heat shimmering on pavement makes it seem like there is a puddle on the road.
In sewing, a seam is the join where two or more layers of fabric, leather, or other materials are held together with stitches. Prior to the invention of the sewing machine, all sewing was done by hand.