5th Grade Language Arts 22 words

  1. bias
    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  2. bibliography
    a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)
  3. climax
    the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
  4. colon
    the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
  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 (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
  11. idiom
    an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  12. independent clause
    a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
  13. metaphor
    a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
  14. onomatopoeia
    using words that imitate the sound they denote
  15. personification
    the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
  16. plagiarism
    the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
  17. semicolon
    a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period
  18. style
    how something is done or how it happens
  19. symbolism
    the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
  20. synthesize
    combine and form a synthesis
  21. thesis
    an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
  22. voice
    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract