Communications Ch.11 Vocab

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  1. a word that names a thing that is perceived through senses
    Concrete word
  2. a word that names an intangible, such as quality, attribute, and concept
    Abstract
  3. the basic and generally understood meaning of a word found in the dictionary
    Denotation
  4. the meanings and feelings associated with a word by an individual, based on personal experience
    Connotation
  5. language that creates pictures in the mind and excites the senses
    Imagery
  6. a figure of speech that compares two unlike things without using the words like or as.
    Metaphor
  7. a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words like or as
    Simile
  8. a reference to a well-known person, place, thing, or idea
    Allusion
  9. a contrasting of ideas by means of parallel arrangement of words, phrases, etc; the opposite
    Antithesis
  10. a literary device that places words that are in opposition directly beside one another, such as cruel, kindness
    Oxymoron
  11. a method of saying more that what is true, or exaggerating for the sake of emphasis
    Hyperbole
  12. the use of "reverse exaggeration" to draw attention to an aabsurdity for the sake of emphasis
    Understatement
  13. a word or group of words substituted for a word that is offensive or distasteful
    Euphemism
  14. giving human characteristics to nonhuman things
    Personification
  15. the act or process of repeating
    Repetition
  16. the repetition of the sounds at the beginnings of two or more words that are close together.
    Alliteration
  17. the repetition of vowel sounds
    Assonance
  18. the repetition of constant sounds
    Consonance
  19. the use of the same grammatical form to express ideas that should, logically, be treated equally
    Parallelism
  20. the specialized vocabulary of people in the same proffesion or similar group
    Jargon
  21. nonstandard words associated with certain groups
    Slang
  22. perceptible (that which we are aaware of through the senses), especially touch
    Tangible
  23. the sense of moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good
    Conscience
  24. resembling a picture; bringing about mental images
    Picturesque
  25. to cause to become a definite form
    Crystallize
  26. to enlarge (as a statement) beyone normal, beyond bounds or the truth
    Exaggerate
  27. to understand
    Comprehension
  28. the measure or beat of a rhythmical flow
    Cadence
  29. the act of freeing from restraint, control, or the power of another
    Emancipation
  30. degrading, debasing; lowering in status, esteem, quality or character
    Demeaning
  31. a system of writing for the blind that uses characters made up of raised dots
    Braille

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