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Vocabulary

Page history last edited by Sheri Hansen 2 years, 1 month ago

 

 

 

Dead Words

a lot                      lots                    very                              really              got 

good                    bad                    nice                               cool                stuff

guy                       weird                 Well, (beginning of sentence)          So, (beginning of sentence)

anyways               nowadays         awesome (unless you are referencing something spiritual) 

I think, I believe, My opinion, To me (or any other derivative of these phrases)

 

You want to avoid words that are elementary, bland, overused, or slang terms, as well as phrases that weaken your claim and allow for counter arguments. 

 

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cliche'  Voc cliche.docx

 

plethora  Voc plethora.docx

 

gregarious  Voc gregarious.docx

 

rebuke  Voc rebuke.docx

 

loquacious: very talkative

3 syn: chatty, jabbering, long-winded

ant: pithy

pos: adj

 

pithy: describes a speech that is short but full of meaning

3 syn: concise, succinct, blunt

ant: loquacious

pos: adj

 

zenith: the highest point

3 syn: apex, summit, peak

ant: nadir

pos: noun

 

pariah: a social outcast

3 syn: outsider, leper, untouchable

ant: member

pos: noun

 

benevolentVoc benevolent.docx

 

malevolent: Voc malevolent.docx

 

macabre: Voc macabre.docx

 

savory: Voc savory.docx

 

odious:  Voc odious.docx

 

heinous:  Voc heinous.docx

 

melancholyVoc melancholy.docx

 

surreal: Voc surreal.docx  

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