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Unformatted text preview: account of events, usually in chronological order the order in which things occur in time circumlocution a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea claustrophobia fear of small spaces, such as elevators or closets clemency forgiveness or decreasing of a punishment assigned cliché a trite, overused expression or idea that has lost its originality and impact. cocoa (from the Spanish name for the bean of the cacao tree) the chocolate beverage made from the powder ground from roasted cacao beans coherent a part of an organized whole; sticking together collateral damage communicate euphemism for killing innocent bystanders to give information compensate to pay someone; to make up for something else compile to put together from various sources complacent self-satisﬁed; conﬁdent in his or her opinions complement something that is added in, that contributes compliment a remark that pleases or ﬂatters someone component a small part of a larger whole concede to give in to; to yield to another’s position concurrent happening at the same time glossary 235 condolences the expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief connotation a meaning that is suggested or implied, but not directly stated consensus general agreement among members of a group or community consequence the result of something; that which follows something that came before constituent a part of a whole; also, a resident o...
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