10th Grade English Academic Word List

definitions & notes only words
  1. ad hominem
    appealing to personal considerations
  2. allusion
    passing reference or indirect mention
  3. ambiguity
    unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
  4. connotation
    an idea that is implied or suggested
  5. credibility
    the quality of being believable or trustworthy
  6. denotation
    the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
  7. dialogue
    a conversation between two persons
  8. dramatic
    characteristic of a stage performance
  9. epic
    a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  10. essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  11. expository
    serving to expound or set forth
  12. generalization
    the process of abstracting common properties of instances
  13. interior monologue
    a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue
  14. jargon
    technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
  15. journal
    a daily written record of experiences and observations
  16. letters
    scholarly attainment
  17. myth
    a traditional story serving to explain a world view
  18. mythology
    the body of stories associated with a culture or institution
  19. objectivity
    judgment based on observable phenomena
  20. parable
    a short moral story
  21. red herring
    a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
  22. sarcasm
    witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  23. satire
    witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  24. subjectivity
    judgment based on individual impressions and feelings
  25. text editor
    (computer science) an application that can be used to create and view and edit text files