Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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Interpret the intent or meaning of figures of speech (e.g., verbal irony, puns, mixed metaphor) as used in context.
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms/antonyms, analogies) to better understand each of the words.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).