Glossary – Creative Reading


  • Assuage – to make unpleasant feelings, less strong
  • Arbitrariness – the quality of being based on random choice, or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
  • Algorithmic – a procedure for solving a mathematical problem in a finite number of steps that requently involves repition of an operation
  • Allegories – a story, poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically moral or political
  • Archetypes – a typical example of something, or the original model of something from which others are copied – 
  • Colloquial – refers to words or expressions used in ordinary language by common people
  • Cohesive – united and working together effectively
  • Comprovisation – improvisation with a composed structure


  • Dissemination – the act of spreading something, especially information, widely
  • Dislocations – disruption of an established order


  • Epiphanies – a moment when you suddenly feel you understand, or suddenly become consious of something that is very important to you


  • Homogenised – subject (milk) to a process in which the fat droplets are emulsified and the cream does not separate


  • Juxtapose – to place different things side by side, to compare or contrast them


  • Kineticism – energetic movement, particulary applied to visual arts


  • Metatexts – text that describes or discusses text


  • Omnicent – knows everything



  • Rhetoric – 1. Speech or writing intended to be effective and influence people. 2. The study of the ways of using language effectively


  • Semotics – the study of sign
  • Syntactical – of relating to or according to the rules of syntax, by the use of similar constructions
  • Semantically – relating to meaning in language or logic
  • Supplant – to replace, to take the place of
  • Stylistics – ‘the study of the devices in languages (such as rhetorical figures and syntactical patterns) that are considered to produce expressive or literary style’ according to the online Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica accessed October 17, 2018


  • Turtulia – an evening party, a soiree especially in Spain
  • Thematic – relating to or based on subjects or a theme
  • Trajectories – The path followed by a projetile flyig or an object moving under the action of given forces


  • Utopia – modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect, idealistic
  • Ubiquitous – being everywhere at once


  • Verisimilitude – the quality of appearing realistic or true