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Flashcards in Word Of The Day Q4 Deck (15):
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Ardent

1. Characterized by warmth of feeling expressed in eager zealous support or activity (feeling passionate)

Fervent/ demonstrative/ passionate

2

Portmanteau
Portmanteaux

1. A word that blends the sounds and combines the meaning of two other words.

Ex. Hangry

3

Allude vs Allusion

1. (v.) suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.
1. (n.) a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers.

V.
imply/insinuate/indicate

4

Alliteration
Assonance

1. Alliteration is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series
1. Assonance takes place when two or more words close to one another repeat the same vowel sound but start with different consonant sounds.
2. Both add rhythm and texture. Assonance can create internal rhymes (rather than end rhymes).

5

Feral

1. of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast
2. having escaped domestication and become wild

wild/savage/undomesticated

6

Enjambment vs End-stopped

1. The running-over of a sentence or phrase from one poetic line to the next, without terminal punctuation; the opposite of end-stopped.
1. A metrical line ending at a grammatical boundary or break—such as a dash or closing parenthesis—or with punctuation such as a colon, a semicolon, or a period.

7

Quixotic

1. foolishly impractical, especially in the pursuit of ideals

idealistic/visionary/utopian

8

Affect vs Effect

1. Affect: to influence
1. Effect: the result of a cause (like cause and effect)

Affect: impact/impress/influence/sway

Effect: aftermath/consequence/precipitate/result

9

Audacity

1. the willingness to take bold risks
2. rude or disrespectful behavior

gall/impertinence/effrontery

10

Explicate

1. To analyze and develop (an idea or principal) in detail
2. To analyze (a literary work) in order to reveal its meaning

11

Ineffable

1. Too great, powerful, beautiful to be described in words

Indescribable/Inexpressible/Unspeakable

12

Calamity

1. an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress, a disaster

woe/adversity/cataclysm

13

Incarnate

1. Embody or represent (a deity or spirit) in human form; put (an idea or abstract concept) into concrete form
2. (of a person) be the living embodiment of (a quality)

Epitomize/Embody/Personify

14

Condone

1. (with object) accept and allow (behavior considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue
2. approve or sanction (something), esp. with reluctance

Allow/Overlook/Turn a blind eye to

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Penultimate

1. Occurring immediately before the last one: next to the last

Next-to-last/Second-to-last/Second-last