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Dictionary of Literary Words

Dictionary Of Literary Words: Vocabulary Builder


What are Literary WordsLiterary words are associated with literature.Literary words are typical of a work of literature and imaginative writing.Literary words are used with a particular meaning, in narrative, drama, poetry and other writing in a literary mannerExample-1:Flash: In general sense - to shine brightly for a few momentsCamera flashed once.Flash: In literary sense - to show a strong emotion suddenlyTheir eyes flashed with horror.******Example-2:Soil: In general sense - the top layer of the earthThe soil was very fertile in the plains.Soil: In literary sense - an area of land; a particular countryThose people are very fond of American soil.******Example-3:Thunder: In general sense - (of thundercloud) to make a very loud deep soundSky thundered.Thunder: In literary sense - to cry, shout, complain, or criticize etc. very noisily and irritablyPeople thundered against the price hike.******Important Note: Many words are used in literary sense only.Detailed List of Literary words and their meanings are as follows:Literary Words Aabandon [verb]to feel an feeling or sentiment extremelyabyss [noun]a very deep wide crack or opening in the ground that seems to have no bottom or endadamantine [adjective]extremely strong, not possible to break or smashadieu [exclamatory word]goodbye/farewellfrom afar [idiom]from a long distance awayaflame [adjective]burning; in flames | full of dazzling lights | showing pleasure or disgraceafterglow [noun]the light in the sky after the sun has set | a warm feeling after a good experience; delightageless [adjective]never coming to an end or growing old; everlastingagleam [adjective] shining strongly; full of lightaglow [adjective]shining with color or pleasurealas [exclamatory word]used to show disappointment, regret or unhappinessAlbion [noun]an ancient name for Great Britainalight [verb](of a bird) to come down through the air onto the groundamazon [noun]a tall, well-built womanangry [adjective](of the sea or the sky ) dark and stormy; tempestuousanon [adverb]before longargent [adjective](metal) silverarise [verb]to wake up; to get up | (of a tall structure; manmade (tower etc.) or natural (mountain, etc.) to become noticeable progressively as you move towards it.arrayed [adjective]dressed in beautiful clothesasunder [adverb]into pieces; not togetherathwart [preposition]from one side to the other side; corner to corner | not in favor of; against toattired [adjective]dressed in a specific wayaureole [noun]round flat shape of lightaway with [Idiom]used to say that you would like to be rid of the person or thing mentionedawestruck [adjective]feeling extremely impressed by somethingawhile [adverb]for a moment or short time******



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781500337162
  • ISBN: 1500337161
  • Publication Year: 2014
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