[ kat-l-ek-sis ]
/ ˌkæt lˈɛk sɪs /
noun, plural cat·a·lex·es [kat-lek-seez]. /ˌkætˈlɛk siz/. Prosody.
the absence of a syllable at the beginning or end of a line of metrical verse resulting in an incomplete foot, most often occurring in the last foot at the end of a verse; a catalectic line.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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