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1. Onomatopoeia: naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound made by it

Eg. Buzz and Boom are two onomatopoeic words.

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2. Synecdoche: Refers to using a part of something to refer to the whole

Eg. The veronica represents Christ’s face and by synecdoche his entire body.

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3. Anathema: Something or someone strongly disliked; Someone who is cursed or shunned

Eg. The epidemic that killed hundreds of children in the village was an anathema to them.

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4. Ignominious: Very embarrassing; Shameful or disgraceful

Eg. When the boxer got knocked down in the first bout, we knew it was the beginning of his ignominious exit.

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5. Anemone: Marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles

Eg. There were a few sponges, anemones and worms but in low abundance.

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