Ms. Wheatley's academic list

School:Altus Intermediate School
Location:Altus Oklahoma
Comments:This list contains the academic vocabulary words for the state of Oklahoma 2009-2010

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academic vocab

  • simile -- A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as
  • idiom -- A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
  • affix -- A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that can only occur attached to a base, stem, or root.
  • hyperbole -- A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in "Ms. Wheatley gave us a TON of homework."
  • myth -- A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural wo
  • conflict -- Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially opposition that motivates or shapes the action of the plot.
  • onomatopoeia -- The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
  • appositive -- A construction in which a noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both having the same syntactic relation to the other elements in the sentence
  • genre -- A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content
  • metaphor -- A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison, as in "a sea of troubles" or "All the world's a sta
  • caption -- A title, short explanation, or description accompanying an illustration or a photograph.
  • interjections -- 1. The part of speech that usually expresses emotion and is capable of standing alone. 2. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as Ugh! or Wow!
  • analogy -- Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar. "Mow is to grass, as rake is to leaves."
  • theme -- The main idea of a story.
  • legend -- 1. An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical. 2. A body or collection of such stories.

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  • point of view -- he attitude or outlook of a narrator or character in a piece of literature, a movie, or another art form.
  • relevant -- connected with what is happening, being discussed, done , etc. having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
  • clause -- A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.
  • mythology -- A body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes.
  • plagiarism -- To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.
  • references -- card catalogs, database, magazine, newspaper, dictionary, encyclopedia
  • literal -- # Word for word; verbatim: a literal translation. Avoiding exaggeration, metaphor, or embellishment; synonym = factual
  • persuasive -- to win someone over, as by reasoning or personal forcefulness
  • propaganda -- information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
  • irrelevant -- having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
  • dialect -- regional variety of a language, with differences in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation
  • narrative -- To tell (a story, for example) in speech or writing or by means of images.
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