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 A number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at birth; a litter of puppies or a litter of kittens  Distrust—to regard with doubt or suspicion;

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2  A number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at birth; a litter of puppies or a litter of kittens  Distrust—to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in

3  To be widespread or current; exist everywhere  Silence prevailed at the funeral  To be or prove superior in strength; they prevailed over their enemies in battle  To succeed; win out  She hoped that the right side might prevail

4  A poem or prose composition, usually describing pastoral scenes or events or any charmingly simple episode  A simple descriptive or narrative piece in verse or prose  A brief or inconsequential romantic affair

5  Propriety-conformity to established standards of socially acceptable behavior  Appropriateness to the purpose or circumstances  Metrical—composed in meter or verse (such as pentameter or tetrameter)  Maudlin—tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental— a maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog.

6  Prosaic—commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative; a prosaic mind  of or having the character or form of prose rather than poetry  Incantatory—magic; magical ceremonies (incantation)  Incantation—the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power

7  Exhortation—an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations  Wary—watchful; being on one’s guard against danger  Characterized by caution— to give someone a wary look

8  Aphoristic—of, like, or containing aphorisms (wise sayings). His sermons were richly aphoristic.  Aphorism—a terse saying embodying a general truth; an astute observation. “ Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton  Onomatopoeia—the formation of a word— cuckoo, meow, honk or boom—by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.

9  Tentative—unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant; a tentative smile on his face  Paradox—a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth; a self- contradictory and false proposition. Any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature

10  Flippant—frivolously disrespectful; shallow or lacking in seriousness  Peroration—a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language  In rhetoric– the concluding part of a speech (or written communication) in which the speaker or writer restates the principal points and urges them with greater force and earnestness.

11  A reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases.  Ex. Parallel— He went to the country, and she went to town.  Ex. Chiasmus— He went to the country, to the town went she.


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