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  1. fifth step of writing
  2. The thesis or claim is the ___________ of an essay.
  3. what vocabulary word means:

    not done on purpose; unintended.

    What type of speech is it?
  4. The thesis usually goes in the ___________ ______________ of a literary essay?
  5. third step of writing
  6. what vocabulary word means:

    moving in a clumsy or awkward way.

    What type of speech is it?
  7. this part of a literary essay summarizes the paper, reminds the reader of important claims, and wraps things up.
  8. what vocabulary word means:

    having nothing to do with the subject

    What type of speech is it?
  9. what vocabulary word means:

    unwilling; reluctant.

    What type of speech is it?
  10. first step of writing
  11. what vocabulary word means:

    to destroy complete; to reduce to utter ruin.

    What type of speech is it?
  12. what vocabulary word means:

    to make like new again.

    What type of speech is it?
  13. fourth step of writing
  14. what vocabulary word means:

    exact; accurate.

    What type of speech is it?
  15. What step of writing involves drafting.
  16. What has to happen in (and usually toward the end of) a personal narrative?
  17. This almost always starts a body paragraph.
  18. second step of writing
  19. what vocabulary word means:

    to make nervous, embarrassed, or confused.

    What type of speech is it?
  20. what vocabulary word means:

    to eat up hungrily; to take in eagerly with the eyes or ears.

    What type of speech is it?
  21. what vocabulary word means:

    wise in a clever or practical way

    What type of speech is it?
  22. what vocabulary word means:

    having the ability to do what is needed.

    What type of speech is it?
  23. what vocabulary word means:

    something that is made up in the mind, but that has no connection with reality.

    What type of speech is it?
  24. What step of writing involves publishing?
  25. what vocabulary word means:

    not favoring one side more than another; fair.

    What type of speech is it?
  26. What else does a body paragraph include
  27. what vocabulary word means:

    a quick or clever reply

    What type of speech is it?
  28. what vocabulary word means:

    to frighten, especially by threatening someone.

    What type of speech is it?
  29. what vocabulary word means:

    In poor condition from neglect or age.

    What type of speech is it?
  30. what vocabulary word means:

    of or relating to low-level, humble work.

    What type of speech is it?
  31. what vocabulary word means:

    1. needing much effort; using a lot of energy
    2. very active; vigorous

    What type of speech is it?
  32. what vocabulary word means:

    1. to disturb of upset.
    2. to move with an irregular, fast, or violent action.
    3. to stir up interest in and support for a cause.

    What type of speech is it?
  33. Where does the topic sentence usually go in a paragraph?
  34. Each part of a literary essay must build your _________________ or _____________.
  35. what vocabulary word means:

    to answer, especially in a quick or clever way

    What type of speech is it?
  36. what vocabulary word means:

    a period of rest; a pause.

    What type of speech is it?
  37. This is a road map for a paper, which interprets subject and answers question. It is the POINT of an essay.
  38. What step of writing involves revising.
  39. body paragraph (as details or evidence)
  40. What step of writing involves editing?
  41. This kind of essay includes tension (or conflict) resolution, realistic characters, and setting (?)
  42. personal narrative conveys a ______________ or _________________
  43. what vocabulary word means:

    to give as an honor; to present as a gift.

    What type of speech is it?
  44. what vocabulary word means:

    to become weaker; to decrease.

    What type of speech is it?
  45. What has to be in a personal narrative, as a kind of conflict?
  46. what vocabulary word means:

    very obvious in an offensive or shameless way.

    What type of speech is it?
  47. What type of characters are in a personal narrative
  48. What step of writing involves brainstorming or pre-writing?
  49. what vocabulary word means:

    to think about in a quiet, careful way

    What type of speech is it?
  1. a write / draft
  2. b precise; adjective

    Do you know the PRECISE time that your plane arrives?

    An eye surgeon's work requires great PRECISION.
  3. c point
  4. d fourth step--after editing, before publishing
  5. e unwitting; adjective

    I tried to ignore the UNWITTING insult, but his comment hurt me just the same.
  6. f personal narrative
  7. g impartial; adjective

    A judge should be IMPARTIAL in the courtroom.
  8. h devour

    The wolf was about to DEVOUR Little Red Riding Hood.

    The children DEVOURED comic books when they were younger.
  9. i tension
  10. j resolution
  11. k conclusion
  12. l respite; noun

    The rain brought a welcome RESPITE from the tremendous heat.
  13. m bestow; verb

    An Academy Award is the highest honor Hollywood can bestow on a film.
  14. n abate; verb

    The speaker waited until the applause had ABATED before continuing.

    Unabated, used as an adjective: showing no sign of weakening; showing no decrease.

    Representative Millet showed UNABATED enthusiasm for campaigning for the Senate seat, even though he had been twice defeated for that electoral office.
  15. o edit
  16. p topic sentence
  17. q intimidate; verb

    The pitcher's scowl was intended to INTIMIDATE the batter.

    Used as a noun: intimidation is the act of intimidating.

    Jones claimed that INTIMIDATION had been used to make him confess to the crime.
  18. r brainstorm / prewrite
  19. s ungainly; adjective

    Walruses, graceful in the water, are UNGAINLY creatures on land.
  20. t agitate;verb

    1. Talk of sharks in the water AGITATED swimmers at the beach.

    2. Strong winds AGITATED the surface of the lake.

    3. The miners AGITATED For better working conditions.
  21. u realistic characters
  22. v last or fifth step
  23. w renovate; verb

    We intend to RENOVATE the apartment completely before we move in.

    As a noun: the act of renovating; the thing renovated.

    A group of concerned parents was responsible for the RENOVATION of the playground.
  24. x strenuous; adjective

    Chopping wood is STRENUOUS work.

    The plan to close the local school met with STRENUOUS opposition from parents.
  25. y claim or thesis
  26. z first
  27. aa first step
  28. ab menial; adjective

    Desperate for money, Oliver accepted MENIAL work, with little pay.
  29. ac thesis or claim
  30. ad retort: noun (it can also be a verb -- see previous question).

    Unable to think of a suitable RETORT, I remained silent.
  31. ae revise
  32. af purpose or point
  33. ag muse; verb

    I MUSED over whether to sell the house.
  34. ah loath; adjective

    I was LOATH to put my trust in such a devious person.
  35. ai annihilate; verb

    General Custer's army of over 200 men was ANNIHILATED at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
  36. aj retort; verb (it can also be a noun--see next question).

    "You have much to be modest about," I RETORTED when the speaker claimed to be a modest person.
  37. ak examples would be in what part of an essay?
  38. al fluster; verb

    The personal question FLUSTERED me, so I was unable to think of an answer quickly.
  39. am third step. After drafting, before revising.
  40. an publish
  41. ao the beginning of a body paragraph
  42. ap Second step--after brainstorming or pre-writing.
  43. aq competent; adjective

    The mechanic is COMPETENT to work on the car's brakes.

    As a noun: the ability to do what is needed.

    This examination tests the student's COMPETENCE to drive safely.
  44. ar details and evidence and focusing direction
  45. as astute; adjective

    An ASTUTE shopper compares prices carefully before making a purchase. Caveat emptore!
  46. at irrelevant; adjective

    The candidate's personal wealth is IRRELEVANT to our discussions about his qualifications for the job.
  47. au blatant; adjective

    The governor's promise to cut taxes if re-elected was a BLATANT attempt to win votes.
  48. av figment; noun

    The monster in the closet is a FIGMENT of the children's imagination.
  49. aw dilapidated; adjective

    The shed was so DILAPIDATED that it wasn't worth repairing.