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All info from 2006 World almanac for kids. these are definitions of types of words.
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A ___ is an abbreviation formed from the first letters or syllables of a group of words
'scuba' from 'self contained underwater breathing apparatus'
An ___ is a repetition of the same beginning consonant sound for two or more words in a row
tiny tim tripped two times today
An ___ is a word or phrase made by rearranging the letters from another word or phrase, or perhaps from nonsense letters
from 'the best things in life are free' you can get 'nail biting refreshes the feet'
___ are words that have opposite meanings
fast and slow / early and late
A ___ is an expression used so often that it has lost its interest
dont beat around the bush / she works like a dog
An ___ is a word that comes from the name of a person or thing
'sideburns' comes from US civil war general ambrose everett burnside, who set the style for wearing long side whiskers
A ___ is a pleasant word or phrase used to avoid a more direct word or phrase
instead of 'died': passed away / instead of 'used car': pre-owned vehicle
___ are words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings
dear/deer / sight/site / fair/fare
A ___ is a word, phrase, or sentence that has the same letters in the same order whether spelled backward or forward
madam im adam / reward drawer / racecar
A ___ is a name someone makes up and uses to hide his or her true identity
samuel clemens, the author of huckleberry finn, used the pseudonym mark twain
A ___ is the use of a word with two different meanings, in a way thats humorous
people tell worse puns when they get older. thats why you call them 'groan-ups.'
A ___ is a comparison between two very different things using 'like' or 'as'
my heart was beating like a drum
___ are words that have the same or almost the same meanings
quick and fast / tired and sleepy
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