DEFINITIONS 1
SYNONYMS
WRITING GLOSSARY DEFINITIONS
DEFINITIONS 2
PARTS OF SPEECH
100

behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone).


Abase

100

ask urgently/earnestly




appeal

100

This persuasive technique " establishes a person's professional credibility or qualifications to make a particular argument".

Appeal to Ethos 

100

Draw comparisons between similar situations or big ideas. 

analogies

100

Catherine’s children showed her the _________ respect due to her as their mother. 

  1. filial 
  2. undying
  3. maternal
  4. eternal 

filial 

200

warn or reprimand someone firmly.


Admonish

200

clear, direct, plain, obvious

explicit 

200

This word refers to the word choice an author uses. 

Diction

200

the process of arranging words to make logical sentences. It involves elements like parallel structure, dangling modifiers, subject-verb agreement, fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and more.

syntax

200

Although one might of regretted the __________ conditions of the arranged marriage, Roland was quite accepting of his wife, even though she did not meet the perfection he had previously desired in a spouse.

1. Lamentable 

2. amorous 

3. suboptimal 

4. disconsolate 


suboptimal 

300

leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft.


Abscond

300

examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize

analyze

300

vivid language the author uses to immerse readers in a particular place, and usually related to visual detail.

Imagery

300

intended to evoke an emotional response in the audience, such as fear, anger, or nostalgia/sentimentality.

Appeals to Pathos

300

A semicolon is used when 

two independent clauses that are closely related in thought. When a semicolon is used to join two or more ideas (parts) in a sentence, those ideas are then given equal position or rank

400

an assertion of the truth of something, typically one that is disputed or in doubt.


Claim

400

distinguish, identify, specify

characterize

400
Word to describe the attitude of the writer

Tone

400

intended to speak directly to the audience’s sense of reason or logic. These arguments “just make sense.”

appeals to logos

400

Although the black diamond ski run was clearly marked, Simon insisted which he thought it was a less-challenging green circle trail.


What does this need to be changed to?

insisted that

500

the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.


evidence 

500

suggest, imply, mention

allude

500

personal stories a writer might choose to tell, either about themselves or someone else, in order to make a more compelling point

Ancedotes

500

art of persuasion, which along with grammar and logic, is one of the three ancient arts of discourse.

Rhetoric

500

The environmentalist spoke to the audience about plant-based meat as an alternative with conventionally-raised meat, describing the ways that processed plant proteins and heme molecules could mimic a hamburger.

What's the change? or no change 

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