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Sixth Grade Common Core Vocabulary

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1. A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity






2. Your basis for belief or disbelief






3. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






4. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






5. (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question






6. Words that imitate sounds






7. What a person leaves behind when he or she dies






8. The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth






9. Any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue






10. A detective who follows a trail






11. A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')






12. The questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited)






13. The continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past






14. The reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation






15. The sequence of events in a literary work






16. Any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue






17. The character who works against the protagonist in the story






18. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






19. A history of a word






20. Regard as untrustworthy






21. A history of a word






22. A short passage added at the end of a literary work






23. Someone who investigates






24. The main character - who must overcome obstacles and resolve the conflict






25. The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth






26. Regard as untrustworthy






27. A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')






28. A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity






29. The continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past






30. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






31. A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings - thoughts - or attitudes






32. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)






33. The main character - who must overcome obstacles and resolve the conflict






34. Words that imitate sounds






35. The totality of surrounding conditions






36. An account of the author's personal experiences






37. The character who works against the protagonist in the story






38. What a person leaves behind when he or she dies






39. A series of words using the same beginning letters






40. A series of words using the same beginning letters






41. An account of the author's personal experiences






42. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)






43. (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question






44. The totality of surrounding conditions






45. The ability to form mental images of things or events






46. A short passage added at the end of a literary work






47. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






48. Someone who investigates






49. The sequence of events in a literary work






50. Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote