Flashcards in Rhetorical vocab 61-80 Deck (20)
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations.
prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.
great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
(of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken; straightforward and honest.
expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.
Polysyndeton is a literary technique in which conjunctions (e.g. and, but, or) are used repeatedly in quick succession, often with no commas, even when the conjunctions could be removed.
thrust or force out.
the condition of being weak and delicate.
a woman whose chastity is considered doubtful.
principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.
the action of mentioning a number of things one by one.
A wainwright or cartwright is a trades person skilled in the making and repairing of wagons and carts. The word wainwright is the combination of the archaic words "wain" (a large wagon for farm use) and "wright" (a worker or maker), originating from the Old English wægnwyrhta.
characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.
the fact of occurring again.
abstinence from alcoholic drink.
economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories.
a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.