English Vocab List #17 and #18

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English Vocab List #17 and #18
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  1. simile
    using like or as to compare two dissimilar things
  2. metaphor
    a direct comparison between tow dissimilar things
  3. alliteration
    repetition of initial consonant sounds
  4. idiom
    an expression with additional meaning
  5. hyperbole
    an exaggeration of some kind
  6. haiku
    a three-line poem with syllables 5,7,5
  7. allusion
    a reference to something well-known
  8. vigilant
    watchful, alert
  9. wary
    cautious
  10. sonnet
    a poem with 14 lines and set rhyme schemes
  11. orator
    speaker
  12. exquisite
    beautiful, lovely, delicate
  13. prodigal
    wasteful, reckless
  14. cantankerous
    bad tempered, irritable
  15. loquacious
    talkative
  16. arrogant
    having a "better than you" attitude, haughty, full of oneself
  17. prosaic
    dull, boring, mundane
  18. alleviate
    to make less
  19. amiable
    friendly, kind
  20. gregarious
    social, outgoing

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