Words

  1. Irony- the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.“‘Don’t go overboard with the gratitude,’ he rejoined with heavy irony”
  2. Hasten- be quick to do something.“he hastened to refute the assertion”
  3. Disproportionate- uneven distribution, not divided equally. “people on lower incomes spend a disproportionate amount of their income on fuel”
  4. Honeycomb- a structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs.
  5. Chekhov’s gun is a dramatic principle that states that every element in a story must be necessary, and irrelevant elements should be removed. Elements should not appear to make “false promises” by never coming into play.
  6. Archaic- very old or old-fashioned. “prisons are run on archaic methods”
  7. Fallacy- a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.“the notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy”
  8. Segregate- set apart from the rest or from each other; isolate or divide.“apprehensions about groups segregated from the rest of society”
  9. Scarcely- very less, only just; almost not.“her voice is so low I can scarcely hear what she is saying”
  10. Scapegoat- a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, “naughty children are often made scapegoats for fault of others too!”
  11. Blood is thicker than water is a medieval proverb in English that means that familial bonds will always be stronger than bonds of friendship or love. 
  12. Rhetoric- trying to impress someone without much meaning or seriousness; “All we have from the Politicians is empty rhetoric”
  13. Peril- serious and immediate danger ‘Corona is a peril for the entire society’
  14. Vexed- annoyed, angry, ‘ I am vexed with you for not doing your homework’

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