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exquisite

extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.

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acquiescing

accept something reluctantly but without protest.

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complicated syntax

Syntax and diction are closely related. Diction refers to the choice of words in a particular situation, while syntax determines how the chosen words are used to form a sentence. More often than not, adopting a complex diction means a complex syntactic structure of sentences, and vice versa.

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allusion

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

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distortion

the action of distorting or the state of being distorted.

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illustrious

well known, respected, and admired for past achievements.

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jocular

fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.

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bivouac

a temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers.

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caldron

a large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.

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Yankee

a person who lives in, or is from, the US.

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uncosmopolitan

not including or containing people from many different countries.

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verity

a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.

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somnambulistic

sleepwalking.

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grope

feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands.

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placid

(of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited.

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covert

not openly acknowledged or displayed.

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protracted

lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

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syntactic inversion

Inversion, also called anastrophe, in literary style and rhetoric, the syntactic reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence, as, in English, the placing of an adjective after the noun it modifies (“the form divine”), a verb before its subject (“Came the dawn”), or a noun preceding its ...

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informal tone

Colloquial – Informal writing is similar to a spoken conversation. Informal writing may include slang, figures of speech, broken syntax, asides and so on. Informal writing takes a personal tone as if you were speaking directly to your audience (the reader).

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devious

showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals.