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1
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Exponent

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A person who explains, interprets, or works to make something pooular.
He became the leading exponent of this genre in England.

2
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Novice

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A beginner.

Although she is old, she is still a novice at tennis.

3
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Spry

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Lively; moving with ease.

The spry gymnast easily did her routine to the other side of the balance beam.

4
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Tenuous

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Flimsy; lacking substance

His argument on school was tenuous. His reasoning was that he was tired.

5
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Truism

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A truth so well known it is not necessary to say it.

Yolo

6
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Synecdoche

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Figure of speech where part represents the whole.

All hands on deck

7
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Syntax

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How words/phrases are arranged to make an effective sentence
Little kids and people from foreign countries have their syntax wrong. They put their adjective after the word. I tennis play
The peculiar syntax of the author makes his work difficult to read.

8
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Pathetic fallacy

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Literary term for a type of personification where human emotions are given to nature.
The sun is smiling

9
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Hyperbole

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Exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally.

Im starving

10
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Eminent

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Above others in rank, worth or fame

Albert Einstein is an eminent scientist.