simile
A comparison using “like” or “as”

metaphor
A comparison without using like or as

personification
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics

alliteration
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words placed near each other

hyperbole
A deliberate exaggeration or overstatement

idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn’t make sense if you take it literally.

onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents

chauffeur
a person hired to drive or bring someone to another location; a driver

salvage
save from ruin, destruction, or harm

radiating
giving off energy or light

routine
A series of activities performed regularly

reliable
trustworthy

fond
having affection for

misplaced
put in wrong place

matter-of-factly
in a straightforward or unemotional manner

periscope
an instrument that lets you see all around

watchman
someone put in charge of guarding something

accusation
Charge or claim that someone has done something wrong

eclipse
The partial or total blocking of one object in space by another

exasperated
frustrated; annoyed

praise
to give approval of

appraise
to assess the worth or value of

constant
something that does not change

chasm
a wide gap

defy
to refuse to obey