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SONNET

14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern

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The meaning of the word sonnet is 14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern.

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WordMeaning
sordidfilthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
truncatecut the top off; shorten
disinterestedunprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
bravadoswagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
ventilateadmit fresh air into to replace stale air
novastar that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness
quislingtraitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
debauchcorrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
affrontinsult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
amicablepeaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement