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Flashcards - GACE English: Meaning of Words

Flashcards - GACE English: Meaning of Words
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decoding
In coding theory, decoding is the process of translating received messages into codewords of a given code
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consonant blend
In linguistics, a consonant cluster or consonant sequence is a group of consonants which have no intervening vowel
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tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
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analogy
Analogy is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject to another , or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process
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allusion
Allusion is a figure of speech, in which one refers covertly or indirectly to an object or circumstance from an external context
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suffix
In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word
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root word
A root, or a root word, is a word that does not have a prefix or a suffix
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prefix
A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word
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prefix
A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word
root word
A root, or a root word, is a word that does not have a prefix or a suffix
suffix
In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word
allusion
Allusion is a figure of speech, in which one refers covertly or indirectly to an object or circumstance from an external context
analogy
Analogy is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject to another , or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process
tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
consonant blend
In linguistics, a consonant cluster or consonant sequence is a group of consonants which have no intervening vowel
decoding
In coding theory, decoding is the process of translating received messages into codewords of a given code
metaphors
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
similes
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
Structural analysis
Structural analysis is the determination of the effects of loads on physical structures and their components
denotation
Denotation is a translation of a sign to its meaning, precisely to its literal meaning, more or less like dictionaries try to define it
semantic
Semantics is primarily the linguistic, and also philosophical study of meaning-in language, programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics
affixes
An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word
part of speech
A part of speech is a category of words which have similar grammatical properties
phonemic awareness
Phonemic awareness is a subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning

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