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Sixth Grade Common Core Vocabulary

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue






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






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






4. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse






5. An account of the author's personal experiences






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






7. An account of the author's personal experiences






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






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






10. The thought processes involved in solving a problem






11. Someone who investigates






12. The totality of surrounding conditions






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






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






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






16. The sequence of events in a literary work






17. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






18. An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up






19. A history of a word






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






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






22. Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote






23. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse






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






25. A history of a word






26. Your basis for belief or disbelief






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






28. 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






29. 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






30. The totality of surrounding conditions






31. A detective who follows a trail






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






33. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






34. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






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






36. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






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






38. A series of words using the same beginning letters






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






40. Your basis for belief or disbelief






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






42. Regard as untrustworthy






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






44. Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote






45. An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up






46. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






47. 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






48. Someone who investigates






49. Words that imitate sounds






50. The sequence of events in a literary work