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7th Grade English Vocabulary Flashcards

7th Grade English Vocabulary Flashcards
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onomatopoeia

When an author uses words to represent sounds

Example: Crash, bam, boom

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irony

an unexpected occurrence

Example: A husband sells his watch to buy his wife a comb for her hair and the wife sold her hair to buy a chain for the husband's watch.

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hyperbole

a literary term meaning exaggeration for a specific effect

Example: I haven't seen him in a month of Sundays!

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consonance

a literary term referring to the repetition of consonant sounds at the end of several words within the same line

Example: Huck chucked the puck.

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assonance

similar to alliteration, this literary term refers to the repetition of a vowel sound to achieve a desired lyrical quality

Example: Men sell wedding bells

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allusion
a literary term referring to when an author makes mention of another literary work, historical event, or commonly understood belief that the contemporary audience would have understood
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alliteration

a literary term referring to the repetition of a beginning consonant sound to achieve a desired lyrical effect

Example: My mother makes merry mud missiles

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possessive

a word that indicates ownership

Example: a possessive pronoun would be his

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homophones

words that have the same sound but are spelled differently and have different meanings

Example: bear and bare

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etymology

the origins of a word

Example: the etymology of the word father comes from the Latin root pater

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antonym

a word that means the opposite

Example: the antonym of pretty is ugly

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antecedent

something that comes before

Example: A pronoun antecedent is that noun that the pronoun replaces

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affix

letter or letters found at the beginning of a root word that slightly changes the meaning of the word

Example: mis- meaning badly

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Academic language
words or phrases that students encounter in an academic setting that will help students understand abstract concepts
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Flashcard Content Overview

In this flashcard set, the student will review vocabulary words related to the writing process; literary terms; genres, research, and writing; and word study.

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Academic language
words or phrases that students encounter in an academic setting that will help students understand abstract concepts
affix

letter or letters found at the beginning of a root word that slightly changes the meaning of the word

Example: mis- meaning badly

antecedent

something that comes before

Example: A pronoun antecedent is that noun that the pronoun replaces

antonym

a word that means the opposite

Example: the antonym of pretty is ugly

etymology

the origins of a word

Example: the etymology of the word father comes from the Latin root pater

homophones

words that have the same sound but are spelled differently and have different meanings

Example: bear and bare

possessive

a word that indicates ownership

Example: a possessive pronoun would be his

alliteration

a literary term referring to the repetition of a beginning consonant sound to achieve a desired lyrical effect

Example: My mother makes merry mud missiles

allusion
a literary term referring to when an author makes mention of another literary work, historical event, or commonly understood belief that the contemporary audience would have understood
assonance

similar to alliteration, this literary term refers to the repetition of a vowel sound to achieve a desired lyrical quality

Example: Men sell wedding bells

consonance

a literary term referring to the repetition of consonant sounds at the end of several words within the same line

Example: Huck chucked the puck.

hyperbole

a literary term meaning exaggeration for a specific effect

Example: I haven't seen him in a month of Sundays!

irony

an unexpected occurrence

Example: A husband sells his watch to buy his wife a comb for her hair and the wife sold her hair to buy a chain for the husband's watch.

onomatopoeia

When an author uses words to represent sounds

Example: Crash, bam, boom

personification

Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects

Example: The computer screen stared at me blankly as I wracked my brain on what to write.

bibliography
A comprehensive and specifically formatted list of sources used in a research report or paper
caption
words printed under a photograph or animation that explains its significance
citation
a specially formatted reference to a source used in a research paper or report
edit
part of the writing process where an author looks for mistakes in spelling, punctuation, or grammar
media
a system of communication with a large audience through print, television, radio, or internet
myth
a story that is passed down through generations (usually orally) in order to explain some element of the physical or spiritual world
narrative
a form of writing that tells a story
paraphrase
putting a definition or sentence into your own words
parody
an imitation of a writer, artist, or genre with exaggeration
plagiarism
using someone else's words, thoughts, or ideas without giving proper credit to the original author
synonym

a word that has a similar meaning

Example: nice and kind are synonyms

revising
a part of the writing process where the author looks at the structure and flow of the writing
drafting
a stage of the writing process where an author gets all of the ideas on paper using complete sentences
publishing
the final stage of the writing process where the author prepares his work to be shared with others

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