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cumulative sentence

In grammar, a cumulative sentence is an independent clause followed by a series of subordinate constructions (phrases or clauses) that gather details about a person, place, event, or idea. Contrast with a periodic sentence. Also called cumulative style or right-branching.May 27, 2019

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colloquialism

a word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation.

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embryologic

(ĕm′brē-ŏl′ə-jē) 1. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms. 2. The embryonic structure or development of a particular organism.

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vestige

a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.

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kinship

blood relationship.

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begging the question

In classical rhetoric and logic, begging the question is an informal fallacy that occurs when an argument's premises assume the truth of the conclusion, instead of supporting it. It is a type of circular reasoning: an argument that requires that the desired conclusion be true.

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post hoc

occurring or done after the event, especially with reference to the fallacious assumption that the occurrence in question has a logical relationship with the event it follows.

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warrant

a document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or some other body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice.

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jovial

cheerful and friendly.

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ambiguous

(of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.

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acerbic

(especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.

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antecedent

a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another.

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regional dialect

A regional dialect, also known as a regiolect or topolect, is a distinct form of a language spoken in a particular geographical area. If the form of speech transmitted from a parent to a child is a distinct regional dialect, that dialect is said to be the child's vernacular.Sep 4, 2019

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mythological allusion

Mythological Allusions. Achilles heel: In Greek mythology, the warrior Achilles was made invulnerable as a baby by being dipped into the River Styx. ... An Achilles heel refers to a person's vulnerability or fatal flaw.Feb 11, 2017

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contempt

the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.

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description

a spoken or written representation or account of a person, object, or event.

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process analysis

In composition, process analysis is a method of paragraph or essay development by which a writer explains step by step how something is done or how to do something.

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extolled

praise enthusiastically.

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enumeration

the action of mentioning a number of things one by one.

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unmellow

not relaxed and friendly, esp due to the effects of alcohol or drugs. 2. not kind, gentle and easy to be with, esp through maturity or old age. 3. (of colours or sounds) not soft or rich; harsh; glaring.