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hither

to or toward this place.

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naivety

lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.

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periodic sentence

A periodic sentence has the main clause or predicate at the end. This is used for emphasis and can be persuasive by putting reasons for something at the beginning before the final point is made. It can also create suspense or interest for the reader.

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contempt

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

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naturalists

an expert in or student of natural history.

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coadaptation

The mutual adaptation of two or more genetically determined features through natural selection. Coadaptation can occur between interacting genes or structures within an organism or between two or more interacting species.

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kin

one's family and relations.

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hasty generalization

In logic and reasoning, a hasty generalization, similar to a proof by example in mathematics, is a conclusion made about all or many instances of a phenomenon, that has been reached on the basis of one or a few instances of that phenomenon. It is an example of jumping to conclusions.

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non sequitur

a conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.

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rebuttal

a refutation or contradiction.

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conciliatory

intended or likely to placate or pacify.

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poignant

evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.

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ominous

giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.

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exasperated

intensely irritated and frustrated.

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literary allusion

Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers.

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historical allusion

Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers.

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bewilderment

a feeling of being perplexed and confused.

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definition

A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols). Definitions can be classified into two large categories, intensional definitions (which try to give the sense of a term) and extensional definitions (which try to list the objects that a term describes).

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mode of composition

In composition studies, the term modes of discourse refers to the four traditional categories of written texts: narration, description, exposition, and argument. Also known as the rhetorical modes and forms of discourse.

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extorted

obtain (something) by force, threats, or other unfair means.

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interrogative

having or conveying the force of a question.