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phot, phos

light (1)

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phototropic

tending to grow or move toward light

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phosphorescent

giving off light without heat

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photogenic

attractive in photos

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luc

light (2)

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lucid

easy to understand; clear

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elucidate

to make clear by explaining

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translucent

allowing light to pass through

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spec, spect

to look at

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circumspect

careful; mindful of rules and consequences

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prospect

that which is expected

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specter

a ghost or phantom

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vid, vis

to see, to look

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invidious

hateful or spiteful

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providential

happening by good fortune

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improvise

to create without any forethought or preparation

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nunc, nounc

to announce

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renounce

to reject by declaration

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pronouncement

a declaration of an opinion; a judgment

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voc, vok

to call

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invoke

to call on for support

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provocative

causing disturbance or excitement

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revoke

to make invalid; to deactivate

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fa

to speak

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ineffable

unutterable; indescribable

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infantile

childish; immature

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affable

easy to converse with; friendly

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dic, dict

to say, to tell

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edict

an official order

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indict

to charge with a crime; to accuse

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dictum

a formal or authoritative statement

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hib, hab

to have; to hold

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prohibit

to stop someone from doing something; to prevent

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inhibit

to get in the way of; hinder

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fus, found

to pour out

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suffuse

to fill up from within; to spread throughout

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confound

to confuse and frustrate

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infuse

to inject; to fill something or someone with

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ten, tain, tin

to hold

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sustain

to support for an extended period of time

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abstain

to not do something; to refrain

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tenacious

stubbornly persistent; determined

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retinue

a group that attends an important person

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ple

to fill

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replete

filled up with

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implement

to put into action; to execute

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deplete

to use up; to waste

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asyndeton

intentionally eliminating conjunctions

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polysyndeton

repeated use of conjunctions, emphasizing listed words

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juxtaposition

placing two elements side by side to compare or contrast

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alliteration

placing two words of the same beginning letter near each other

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enjambment

grammatical construction that scrolls over to the next line

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verisimilitude

similar to the truth; convinces readers that something is real

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assonance

repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity

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apostrophe

speaking to an object, someone, or something that's not alive, as if it is

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paradox

a contradiction in which there's truth; often used in religious and love poetry

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oxymoron

placing words that contradict each other next to each other

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slant rhyme

a rhyme with similar, yet unidentical sounds

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synesthesia

describing one sense in terms of another

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anaphora

consecutive repetition of words or phrases

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ballad

composed of quatrains (4-line stanzas)

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naturalist writing

writing style free of figurative language

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episodic poem

a poem that expands on a single moment

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literary analysis? (Mr. Hodges)

1.) notice stuff
2.) think about stuff

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