5th Grade Language Arts

definitions & notes only words
  1. bias
    a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue
  2. bibliography
    a list of writings with time and place of publication
  3. climax
    the highest point of anything
  4. colon
    the part of the large intestine between the cecum and rectum
  5. convey
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  6. criterion
    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
  7. dependent clause
    a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
  8. focus
    the concentration of attention or energy on something
  9. hyperbole
    extravagant exaggeration
  10. icon
    a visual representation produced on a surface
  11. idiom
    expression whose meaning cannot be inferred from its words
  12. independent clause
    a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
  13. metaphor
    a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
  14. onomatopoeia
    using words that imitate the sound they denote
  15. personification
    attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas
  16. plagiarism
    taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
  17. semicolon
    a punctuation mark used to connect independent clauses
  18. style
    how something is done or how it happens
  19. symbolism
    the practice of investing things with arbitrary meaning
  20. synthesize
    combine and form a complex whole
  21. thesis
    an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
  22. voice
    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds