figurative language

figurative language

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Simile comparing two or more unlike thing using like, as or than
Metaphors comparing two or more unlike thing WITHOUT using like,as or than
Personification gives the qualities of a person to an animal, object, or an idea
Onomatopeoia words that copy sound or mimic sound
Hyperbol an exaggeration
Alliteration repeat constant sound at the beginning words
Idiom phrases or words that mean more [or different] than their words actually say
Himi,Semi Latin meaning half
Hemisphere one of the halves of the Earth as divided by the equator; one of two halves of a sphere.
Semicolon a punctuation mark that can be used to separate major parts in a sentence and to separate items in a series if the items contains commas
Semiciricle a half of a circle
Multi, Poly Greek meaning many
Multiply to increase greatly in number or amount; to become much more numerous
Multidiscipinary involving two or more subjects areas
Multitude a great number of things or people
Mono Greek meaning one
Uni Latin meaning one
Medi Latin meaning middle
Sci Latin meaning to know
Consience the part of the mind that tells you certain actions are right or wrong
Conscientious very careful about doing what you are supposed to do; concerned with doing something correctly
Ology Greek meaning study
Geology the scientific study of the history of the Earth especially as recorded by rocks
Anthropology the study of human races origins societies and culture
etymology the study of origins of words and the way in which their meaning have changed throughout
Vid, Vis Latin meaning to see
visualized form a mental image of something; image
vista a pleasing view especially one seen through a long narrow opening
visionary a person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like
audi Latin meaning to hear
audible able to hear
auditorium the part of the theater concert hall another public building in which the audience sits
audition an interview for a particular role or job as a singer, actor, dancer or musician consisting of a perfirmance
cacophony a mixture of various unpleasant stunts; harsh sound
aqua Latin meaning water
hydr Greek meaning water
aquatic living or taking place in water
aquifer an underground layer of rock that water continually moves through
hydrate cause to absorb water
hydrophobia extreme or irrational fear of water
Mar, mer Latin meaning sea
marine related to the sea; existing in or produced by the sea
marina a small harbor where small boats can dock
maritime a small harbor where small boats can dock
marsh an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times

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