Flashcards - Language and Word Choice

Flashcards - Language and Word Choice
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idiom
An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning
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hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
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attitude
In psychology, an attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a person, place, thing, or event
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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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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
attitude
In psychology, an attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a person, place, thing, or event
hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
idiom
An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning
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
vocabulary
A person's vocabulary is the set of words within a language that are familiar to that person
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
Structural analysis
Structural analysis is the determination of the effects of loads on physical structures and their components

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